QUETTA: Three persons, including a police official and a security man, were killed in separate incidents of firing in different parts of Balochistan on Saturday.
A driver of a passenger coach identified as Rahim Baksh was shot dead on the Saryab Road in the provincial capital on Saturday morning.
According to eyewitness accounts, an armed man boarded the passenger coach when it reached a bus stop in Quetta from Karachi and opened fire at the driver, killing him instantly.
“The armed man was accompanied by a woman and they escaped from the scene after committing the crime,” sources added.
The shooting sparked protest on the Saryab road where scores of transporters gathered and staged a noisy demonstration. The angry protestors, most of whom were drivers, blocked the Saryab Road and set used tires on fire.
They demanded the government to trace the culprits and bring them to the book. The police registered a case against unknown persons and started an investigation.
In Barkhan district, a security man was killed and another sustained injuries when their checkpost was attacked by a group of armed men.
Two security personnel were manning a checkpost in Barkhan when a group armed with automatic weapons opened fire on them. As a result, a security man died on the spot while another received bullet wounds.
The attackers managed to flee from the scene when the security personnel reached the site and returned fire at the attackers.
The body and the injured were shifted to a hospital where the injured security man is stated to be in a critical condition.
The Baloch militants had carried out this attack, sources in the security forces said. However, no group has so far claimed the responsibility for targeting security forces till this report was filed.
Meanwhile, Assistant Sub-Inspector Abdul Samad Jan was gunned down by unknown assailants in main Kalat bazaar of Kalat district, about 145-kilometer off Quetta. The assailants escaped on a motorbike.
The motive behind the murder could not been known. However, a case has been registered against the unknown persons.