QUETTA / LAHORE: A gangster of Lyari gang war Noor Mohammed, commonly known as Baba Ladla, was reportedly killed by Iranian border guards near the Pakistan-Iran border on Tuesday.
“Baba Ladla was crossing the border when Iranian border guards opened fire at him. He received three bullet wounds and had died on the spot,” source across the border told The Express Tribune, adding that the guards had opened fire after Baba Ladla’s car failed to stop for routine security check. His body is currently in the custody of Iranian border guards.
Some sources said the incident took place at the international border crossing point Border 250 near Chahbahar, while other sources put the location at Mund Bullo.
Baba Ladla was crossing the border along with his accomplices when the Iranian border guards fired at them. However, the sources only confirmed the death of Baba Ladla.
Intelligence sources told The Express Tribune that the deceased was Baba Ladla, who died from three fatal bullet wounds.
On the other hand, officials in Gawadar said they did not know about the incident, nor had any Iranian officials approached them.
Ladla was wanted by law enforcement agencies and his name was in Sindh Police’s ‘Red Book’ with a bounty for his capture.
With a targeted operation against criminals underway in Karachi, the top gangsters had managed to move out of the city. Baba Ladla’s rival Uzair Jan Baloch is believed to have fled to either Oman or Dubai.