QUETTA - At least seven people, including two personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) and an alleged attacker, were killed in armed attacks in various parts of Balochistan, on Sunday.
According to police, unidentified armed assailants ambushed an FC checkpost at Sariab Road of Quetta, near Burma hotel. Resultantly, two FC personnel were killed and another received critical wounds. One of the attackers was also killed and another received serious wound in the ensuing clash. The injured attacker however managed to flee the scene.
Police and more FC personnel reached the site and cordoned off the area. The deceased and injured security personnel were shifted to Combined Military Hospital Quetta while the body of attacker was taken to the Civil Hospital.
The deceased FC men were identified as Hawaldar Gulam Akbar and Sepoy Hazrat Ali and injured as Hawaldar Aslam. The identity of the attacker could not be ascertained. No group claimed the responsibility for the attack till the report was filed. A case had been registered against the unknown persons and investigations were underway.
In another incident, two brothers were shot dead in Chaman, a town bordering Afghanistan. Police sources said armed men sprayed bullets on Muhammad Zahir and Muhammad Qahir in Mehmoodabad area, killing them on the spot. The attackers then fled the scene. Police said it could be a case of enmity.
In Jaffarabad, unidentified armed opened fire on Aman Lashkar (peace force) in RD 238 area, killing one Soura Khan and injuring another unnamed person. The attackers fled the scene after the attack. Similarly, a man allegedly shot dead his uncle, Noor Jan, in Musakhel over a domestic issue and fled. Unidentified armed men attacked an oil tanker in Kalat which was heading towards Quetta from Karachi. Luckily, nobody got hurt in the attack.