QUETTA : A charity worker was killed and four others were injured on Saturday when men riding a motorcycle opened fire at them and fled. The incident occurred in Muhajir Adda area of Loralai district.
The deceased was identified as Edhi Centre incharge Baz Muhammad Adil and injured as Allauddin, Khayal Muhammad, Ali Khan and Atta Muhammad who were campaigning against ongoing terrorist attacks in the district when their vehicle came under an armed attack, according to police.
They were shifted to the district headquarters hospital (DHQ). Later, one of the injured was shifted to Loralai Combined Military Hospital (CMH) because of critical injuries.
The police said, “The workers were targeted only a few minutes after they left Police Line Street for Bacha Khan Chowk. Unidentified men opened fire at them and fled. Baz Muhammad died on the spot, while four others were injured.”
Bullet shells of 9mm pistol were found at the scene of the crime in Muhajir Adda, said Loralai District Police Officer (DPO) Barkat Hussain Khosa. He termed the incident as part of ongoing terrorist attacks in the district.
“Baz Muhammad Adil was a social activist who was mobilising citizens for the cause of peace,” the DPO added.
Frontier Corps (FC) personnel along with police and rescue workers rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.
No group immediately claimed responsibility of the incident but previous attacks in Loralai were claimed by the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
It was the third attack in Loralai in the first month of this year.