Balochistan violence: Landmine blasts, shooting claim six lives

Published: April 23, 2012
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The deceased include two Amn force members as well as a father and his son.

The deceased include two Amn force members as well as a father and his son.

QUETTA: 

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.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • DB
    Apr 23, 2012 - 9:58AM

    Indian sponsored BLA at it again.

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  • huzaifa
    Apr 23, 2012 - 12:09PM

    The situation in Pakistan and particularly in Baluchistan reminds me the times of US wild west some 200 years ago. The novels of Louis L’Amour with which i used to be fascinated had at least a person who was upright and honest. he used to put his life on line for weak and poor but unfortunately, here in Balochistan the foreign involvement has marred the waters so badly that the situation has gone murky. The so called exiled leaders are basically war lords and they will not come back as they know that except hardened criminals no body will be on their side. I wish Balouchistan good luck.

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  • Khan Jr
    Apr 23, 2012 - 6:50PM

    I see the denial hacks are at it again. In reality it was Musharraf who ‘sponsored’ the Balochistan insurgency with his belief in the power of the gun and brute force.

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  • baloch lover
    Apr 24, 2012 - 2:53PM

    @Khan Jr:
    dear, denial of reality takes you no where, just let me know who is your idol out of so called baluch leaders. All being war lords have detail criminal history and after you name them you will be embarrassed if you believe in law and rules of the land. It is very easy when one’s criminal income stops then he gets up on the name of Baluchistan rights and start black mailing the government.

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