Two Balochistan Levies personnel were killed in an attack on a check post, and a Hazara community member was shot dead, in separate incidents of violence on Saturday.
“Unidentified attackers opened fire on Balochistan Levies officials who were on duty late on Saturday night in the Rado area of Jaho Tehsil of Awaran district,” said Deputy Commissioner Ahsan Baloch. At least two personnel were killed on the spot and the attackers managed to flee from the scene, Baloch added.
The dead were taken to a hospital where they were identified as Rasool Buksh and Mohammad Umer Jan. Sources said the attackers took away the weapons of the Levies personnel. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far while a case has been registered.
Hazara man killed
In a separate incident, a member of the Hazara community was shot dead near a bus stop on Saryab Road in Quetta on Saturday. The victim, identified as Mohammad Ali, was in a rickshaw when armed men riding on a motorbike opened fire at him. Ali died on the spot and the rickshaw driver sustained injures.
The deceased and the injured were rushed to the Sandeman hospital for autopsy. “A case has been registered” a police official said. Meanwhile, unknown persons hurled three hand grenades on a house in Killi Geo area of Quetta. However, no casualty was reported in the attack.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 3rd, 2012.
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