TA - Two officials of Levies Force were killed as a result of firing in Dasht area near Kolpur some 40 kilometres from Quetta on Tuesday night.
As per reports reaching here, a vehicle of Levies Force was on its way when unknown armed assailants sprayed volley of bullets on it with sophisticated weapons in Dasht area. As a result of firing, two personnel of Levies Forces identified as head constable Muhammad Zaman and constable Noor Muhammad sustained fatal wounds and succumbed to their injuries before reaching the hospital.
Sources said that personnel of Levies had signalled a vehicle for search when armed men opened firing on them and escaped from the site. Levies handed over bodies to heirs after completing legal formalities and registered a case against unidentified accused persons.
Meanwhile, Quetta police have arrested four accused on charges of kidnapping for ransom from Sariab area of Quetta. This was disclosed by DIG (Operations) Hamid Shakil flanked by DIG (Investigation) Qazi Wahid while addressing a Press conference here on Tuesday. He said that unidentified armed men had abducted Fazal Pirkani for ransom one June 25 and police started search operation for the recovery of kidnapee. Police succeeded to arrest some relatives of kidnappers and put massive pressure due to which kidnappers released Afzal Pirkani the other night unhurt, he said.
The DIG said that on identification of Afzal, police conducted a raid in Muhammad Shahi town in Sariab locality and arrested four accused involved in the cases of kidnapping for ransom. Terming it a big progress, he said it would help to arrest other accused involved in incidents of kidnapping for ransom in Quetta City. He said that the relatives of abductee extended full support to police that led to arrest the four accused kidnappers and added that one of the relatives of kidnapee had announced reward for police officials. Responding to a question, he said that police were making all out efforts for the arrest of accused involved in incident of theft, robbery and kidnapping for ransom.