TA-At least 14 people including a bride and bridegroom were killed and 20 others sustained critical injuties, some of them seriously, in separate incidents of firing and target killings in Dera Bugti, Nushki, Mastung and Khuzdar districts on Tuesday. Gas pipelines were also blown up in Dera Bugti district.
As per reports reaching, nine people including bride and bridegroom were killed and 18 others wounded when security forces allegedly opened firing on a wedding function in Dasht Goran area in Sui. The injured were shifted to hospital. Some deceased were identified as Kaka, Bahram, Allahdad, Peer Bakhsh, Ali Baig and Mahar Ali.
The sources said that personnel of security forces also arrested some injured persons. However, official sources did not confirm the incident.
In another incident, four people were killed and one seriously injured when armed attackers opened firing on a group of persons in Nushki district, some 140 kilometer away from here.
Police sources, said that two unknown armed persons riding on a motorcycle sprayed volley of bullets on a group of persons who were busy in a workshop at Ain-ud-Din Road, which resulted in death of three persons including Farooq, Muhammad Ajmal and Shahbaz while Muhammad Siddique sustained critical wounds. The injured and deceased were shifted to Civil Hospital Naushki.
'It was apparently incident of target killing', said a police official ,adding, that the militants had also targeted the shop before this incident'.
The deceased were stated to be residents of Okara, Bahawalpur and Faisalabad of Punjab province.
In another similar incident, a person was shot dead in Mastung district some 40 km away from provincial capital.
Unidentified masked motorcyclists gunned down Muhammad Jamail nearby bus stop and escaped from the site after committing crime, said sources.
A person identified as Rafiq was also critically wounded in Khuzdar district when unknown people opened fire at him. He received serious wounds and was shifted to hospital for medical treatment. Rafiq was said to be resident of Punjab.
Police has registered cases against unknown miscreant and started investigations.
Meanwhile, armed militants blew up two gas pipelines in Balochistan's restive district Dera Bugti that suspended gas supply to Loi and Pir Koh gas plants.
According to sources, militants had planted explosive material under foundation of a 8-inch gas pipeline supplying gas to Loi gas plant from well number 3 was exploded with big bang destroying pipeline and suspending gas supply to the plant.
In yet another incident, a 16 inch diameter gas pipeline was damaged when explosive device planted by unknown persons went off with huge explosion suspending gas supply to Pir Koh purification plant from wells.
'Repair work of damaged pipelines has started while cases against unknown miscreants has been registered', said an official.
Meanwhile, armed men lobbed a hand grenade at a barber shop near Jail Road Munno Jan Chowk of provincial capital on Tuesday morning. The hand grenade exploded and partially damaged the roof of the shop whereas five persons present in the shop escaped unhurt.