Two labourers, official killed in Quetta, Kech firing incidents

Police say another Levies official narrowly escaped attack, probe into the incidents launched

Syed Ali Shah June 20, 2022
Frontier Corps Balochistan. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE


At least three people including two labourers and a senior administration official were killed in two separate incidents of firing in Balochistan’s capital Quetta and Kech district on Monday.

Police sources said armed men opened fire on a vehicle in Musa Colony area of Sariab road of the provincial capital, killing Abdul Sattar Mashwani, tehsildar Dobandi Killa Abdullah.

Levies official Sarwar Bangulzai narrowly escaped the attack, they added.

The attackers fled away from the scene following the incident. Shortly after, police reached the spot and shifted the body to Civil Hospital, Quetta for a postmortem.

Separately, in Kech district, armed men opened fire and killed two labourers working on the construction of a road.

Also read: Five labourers kidnapped, two injured in Balochistan

Levies sources said the incident happened in the Hoshap tehsil of Kech. The attackers fled on their motorcycles after the attack.

Contingents of Levies and Frontier Corps (FC) reached the spot, and an investigation into the incident has begun.

On Friday night, five labourers working at a road construction site in the Harnai district were kidnapped by unidentified persons.

Later, in a Levies search operation, two of the labourers were found injured at some distance from the construction site, one of whom is stated to be in a critical condition.

Following the attack, the Ministry of Communications and Postal Services termed the National Highway project an important project one, saying engineers, construction experts and other workers engaged in the construction would be given full protection.


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