12 killed in Balochistan firing incidents
QUETTA: Twelve people were killed in firing incidents in different parts of Balochistan on Sunday. Unknown gunmen riding a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire at the Sartaj petrol pump on the Qambrani Road, killing three persons, including the IG police office clerk Ashiq Hussain, Amjad Ali and a retired police official, Abdul Qayyum, police said.
Soon after the incident, police reached the site and shifted the bodies to the Bolan Medical Complex Hospital. The killers managed to flee. Two among those assassinated belonged to the Hazara community, a police official said. In another incident, unknown armed men gunned down three men traveling to Quetta in a passenger van here in the Dasht area of Mastung district. Local police said the armed men intercepted a passenger van that was on its way to Quetta from Kalat and opened indiscriminate fire after dragging three persons out of the van.
Resultantly, Fazal-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Hassan and an unknown person died on the spot. Levies Force reached the site and handed over the bodies to the heirs after fulfilling legal formalities.
In Loralai, four persons were killed when terrorists opened fire on Nato oil tankers. In another incident, bullet-riddled bodies of two persons were recovered from the Mekhtar area while unknown miscreants also blew up a 16-inch-diameter gas pipeline in Dera Bugti district.