Security official among two killed, five people injured in militant attack

Published: April 28, 2012

Militants fired upon the passenger van as it neared.

QUETTA: At least two people, including a security official, were killed and three security men among five others wounded when unidentified armed men targeted a passenger wagon near Rakhni area of Barkhan district, on Friday. 

According to Levies Force sources, a passenger van was heading towards Barkhan from Loralai when a group of armed men, who had taken up positions on nearby mountain tops opened fire as the van neared.

“The incident took place near Rakhni. Two occupants, including a security official, were killed on the spot while five others received serious wounds in the attack,” a Levies official confirmed.

Sources said, some security forces were heading to their hometowns in Punjab to spend their vacations when they were attacked by a militant group. The assailants fled from the scene after targeting the van.

Those injured, and bodies of the dead were taken to a nearby state-run hospital where the deceased were identified as security official Hasnain Majeed, and a civilian Sayed Mohammad. “Three security men among five were injured in the attack,” a local official said.

Levies personnel and other law enforcement agencies reached the site after the incident and started a search operation in the area to trace the attackers. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack till the filing of this report.

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