A police station was attacked with hand grenades in the provincial capital on Tuesday. Elsewhere in Balochistan, at least three people were killed in violence.
Suspected insurgents lobbed two hand grenades at the Saryab police station at Iftar, damaging the building and its gate. Police registered a case and started investigation.
Separately, gunmen opened fire outside the residence of provincial Information Minister Yunus Mullahzai in the Jail Road area of Quetta. As a result, one of the minister’s security guards was wounded.
Meanwhile, two persons – Muhammad Hashim and Abdul Khaliq – were gunned down in the Mahzai area of Sinjavi on Monday night. The motive behind the double murders could not be ascertained.
In another incident, a man, identified as Ali Murad, was killed in a clash over a land dispute in the Baba Goth area of Tambo, Jaffarabad district.
Separately, Asadullah, 11, was wounded when a bomb concealed in a toy exploded in the Kuda-i-Raheem area of Chagai district. He was driven to the Prince Fahad Hospital where medics referred him to a hospital in Quetta.
Two bodies found in Khuzdar and Gaddani towns. The body found in Khuzdar was identified as Arshad, who hailed from Punjab.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2012.