QUETTA: Unidentified assailants shot dead two tribesmen who were returning from a funeral on Tuesday and dumped their bodies on a street in the Eastern Bypass area of Quetta city, police officials said.
Officials rushed to the spot and the deceased were shifted to the Civil Hospital. The victims bore gunshot wounds and had been slaughtered, hospital sources said. They were returning from funeral prayers of their relatives when they were targeted, sources added.
The deceased were identified as Khan Mohammad and Khalid Dad, both members of the Marri tribe and residents of New Kahan.
Though the motive for the killings was not immediately clear, investigators believe it could have been the result of a personnel dispute since the brothers of the two victims were also killed some weeks ago, sources said.
A case has been registered against the unidentified attackers and investigations are under way.
Teacher, two others slain
At least three people were killed and their bullet riddled bodies were found in Mastung, Kalat in three separate incidents.
According to sources, the teacher worked at a government high school and was on his way there when unidentified armed men targeted him in front of the main school gate in Shamsabad area. Police rushed to the spot and the deceased, identified as Master Rasheed, was shifted to the Civil Hospital.
Armed men riding a motorcycle shot dead two men identified as Mohammad Shafique and Khair Jan — in Iskalku area of Kalat district.
The police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area and the deceased were taken to the District Headquarters’ Hospital. In another incident, Levies force recovered a bullet-riddled body from Gidar Valley near Surab area of Kalat district on Tuesday.
Following the directives of Chief Justice Ifthikar Muhammad Chaudhry, a missing person, identified as Mufti Abdul Wahab returned home.
The Voice for Baloch Missing People Chairman Nasrullah Baloch told The Express Tribune that Wahab is a Riki Baloch tribesman who returned home on Tuesday night.
“Mufti Abdul Wahab went missing on 3rd October 2011 from his home in Hazar Ganji area during a search operation launched by Frontier Corps (FC) and police,” he said.
The chief justice and the entire bench of the Supreme Court took a tough stand on the issue of missing person, saying that there was evidence that FC and intelligence agencies are involved in enforced disappearances of people.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2012.