Shooting incidents in Quetta, 12 dead

Published: August 19, 2011

Shooting incidents in Quetta and Interior Balochistan have claimed twelve lives including that of a former provincial minister's son. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Shooting incidents in Quetta and Interior Balochistan claimed 12 lives,  including a former provincial minister’s son.

Unidentified men reportedly opened fire at the son of former provincial Minister Hafiz Hussain Ahmed at Abdul Sattar road in Quetta. They also fired at the cleric of a mosque.

Two men were killed in Hana and Turbat while three were killed after being abducted from Dasht. Six decomposed bodies have also been recovered from Hub and Mastung.

Earlier this week the bullet-riddled bodies of four missing activists of Baloch Students Organisation (BSO-Azad) were found in two separate areas of Mastung, about 50-kilometre south of Quetta.

Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VFBMP), an organization striving for safe recovery of Baloch missing persons, has put the death toll of Baloch activists at around 190, whose bullet-riddled and mutilated bodies have been found during the past 13 months.

Bodies were also spotted near the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC) camp this Monday. The recoveries indicate a worsening security situation of the region, after multiple blasts in the province on Independence Day.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • A J Khan
    Aug 19, 2011 - 11:07AM

    It is a sad day. The news papers of full of cruel and brutal stories. Humanity appears to have diminished from the society. Karachi and Balochistan have become devils paradise. Bloody Politics has outdone human values and morality. May God guide us to the right path. Ameen.

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