Father, son gunned down in Dera Bugti

Enmity ascertained to be motive behind the killing: Levies


Mohammad Zafar May 30, 2018
The bodies had been handed over to the heirs for burial after doctors have completed postmortem. PHOTO FILE

QUETTA: A man and his son were gunned down in Dera Bugti district of Balochistan on Wednesday in an attack apparently motivated by tribal enmity.

Security forces identified the victims as Tagya Khan and Mehran Khan. Gunmen opened fire on the pair on Kashmoor Road in Sui, killing them on the spot. The gunmen escaped unidentified and unchallenged.

Levies, the tribal police force, drove the bodies to local hospital for autopsy.

“We think it [crime] was a targeted attack motivated by tribal enmity. We have registered a double murder case and investigations are ongoing,” a Levies official told The Express Tribune.

The bodies were handed over to the heirs for burial after medico-legal formalities.

Tribal disputes and old enmities claim hundreds of lives in the impoverished Balochistan province.

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On February 14, eight people were killed in a dispute over a piece of land in Chagai district.

“The deadly clash took place between Mohammad Hasni tribe and the Afghan refugee tribe of Noorzai,” said Dalbandin Assistant Commissioner Habibullah Musakhail. “Mohammad Hasni tribe attacked Noorzai tribe that led to a gunfight.”

In the clash, Noorzai tribe lost six men while two men were killed from Mohammad Hasni tribe, he added.

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