QUETTA - A lecturer of the Kharan Degree College and his son were shot dead in Kharan district on Friday morning. Ikram Mengal along with his nine-year-old son Rehan was present at a private educational centre run by him, when unidentified armed men appeared on the scene, and opened fire on him. As a result, Ikram and his son sustained multiple bullets and died on the spot. A police party rushed and cordoned off the area. The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital for medico-legal formalities, and later handed over to the heirs. “It seems that it was a targeted attack,” a police official told The Nation, adding that investigation to ascertain the actual motive behind the murder was underway. Citing witnesses, police officials said the attackers had come on a motorbike. No group claimed the responsibility for the killing till the filing of this report. Meanwhile, in order to keep the situation calm and under control in Quetta, security was beefed up at sensitive locations on the occasion of Friday prayers. A senior police official told this news agency that more than 2,000 policemen and Frontier Constabulary personnel had been posted in different areas while patrolling was also underway. He said that strict checking was being carried out by security men at all entry and exit points of the city. He said that walk-through gates had been set up at main mosques and other worship venuesSeparately, a man was injured in a landmine blast in Chattar area of Jaffarabad district.Sources said Ali Muhammad was driving a tracker that rolled on a landmine, causing a huge blast and wounding him critically. Local administration shifted the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment.