Six people, including a father, his son and two members of a pro-government Amn force, were killed in separate incidents of landmine explosions and firing in Jaffarabad and Dera Bugti on Sunday.
Official sources said a pick-up vehicle ferrying Amn force personnel burst into flames when it hit a landmine near the Loti gas field. Two men identified as Mohammad and Wayzi, were killed instantly while two others Sabo Khan and his 14-year-old grandson were injured.
Law enforcement personnel rushed to the site and transported the bodies and the wounded to Sui hospital.
Later Levies personnel registered a case against unidentified miscreants and launched an investigation into the matter.
Two dead in landmine blast
A landmine explosion killed two men in Jaffarabad district. According to sources, the two men were en route to Kandhkot when they hit a landmine planted along the road by unidentified persons.
Both victims sustained multiple splinter wounds and died on the spot.
Law enforcement agencies rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. The deceased were taken to a nearby hospital for autopsy and their identities could not be confirmed immediately.
A case has been registered against the unidentified persons and investigations are under way.
Father, son shot dead
In a separate incident, a man and his son were gunned down in Goth Kareemabad area of Dera Allahyar. According to sources, armed men barged into the house and opened fire at Abu Talib and his six-year-old son Bashir Ahmed. Both sustained multiple bullet wounds and succumbed to their injuries. Police officials rushed to the spot soon after the incident, but the assailants managed to escape the crime scene.
The deceased were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital Dera Allahyar for an autopsy. According to a local police officer, it was a case of land dispute and the relatives of the victims have nominated seven people in their FIR. A manhunt has commences in the area to arrest the culprits.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2012.