Eight including 4 Hazara shot dead in Balochistan

By Our Reporter
QUETTA: As many as eight persons, including four Hazara Community people, were killed and another sustained injures in different acts of violence across Balochistan while a bullet riddled body of a person was also recovered from provincial capital, on Tuesday.
According to the Police, unknown armed men, riding on a motorbike, opened fire on a Tyre shop located at Sirki Road area of  Quetta. As a result, four people sustained critical bullet wounds and died on the spot. Soon after the incident Police rushed to the crime scene and cordoned off the area. The dead bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital Quetta where they were handed over to the heirs after legal formalities.
DIG Operations Hamid Shakeel talking to media has said that the incident could be an act of sectarian targeted killing.
The deceased were identified as Ali Atta, Mohammad Ibrahim, Syed Awaz and Ghulam Ali.
The members of the Hazara community blocked the roads in protest following the incident and the busy markets at Liaqat Bazar, Abdul Sattar Road, Masjid Road and Qandhari Bazaar were closed. Masked men kept on aerial firing for quite some time but no law enforcing agencies could be seen to deter the unruly.
In another incident, a volunteer of anti-Polio campaign team was killed in outskirts of the provincial capital.
According to the Police sources, unknown armed men opened fire on a volunteer of anti-polio campaign team in Rind Garh area. As a result, he lost his life on the spot. The volunteer was identified as Imran Ali.
The assailants made their way after committing the crime.
Police rushed to the site soon after the incident and took the dead body to the hospital.
A case was registered into the incident and investigation is underway.
It may be recalled that a three day anti-polio campaign kicked off on Monday in Balochistan. However, the incident has highly panicked the volunteers of the anti-polio campaign in Balochistan.
Separately, Police recovered a bullet riddled body of a person in the provincial capital.
According to the police sources, Shalkot Police personnel recovered a bullet riddled body of a person acting on a tip-off in the Sardar Karez area of Quetta.
Police said that unknown armed men had killed the deceased and thrown his dead body in the said area.
The deceased was identified by his son as Muhammad Anwar and Police handed over the dead body to the heirs after necessary legal formalities.
Shalkot Police registered a case into the incident and investigation is underway.
Yet another incident, two labourers were killed in a firing incident in buleda area of Kech district some 900 kilometres away from Provincial Capital Quetta.
According to Hawaldar Mohamamd Karim of Buleda Levies that unknown armed men opened fire on two labourers in Buleda area of district kech . As a result, the labourers lost their lives on the spot. The assailants fled after committing the crime.
Levis Force personnel rushed to the site and carried the deceased bodies to the Hospital where they were identified as Riaz and Sher Nawab.
Both the labourers belonged to KP.
A case has been registered against unknown persons and investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, unknown armed men attacked a tanker and killed a person and wounded the driver.
According to the Police sources, unknown armed men opened fire on a tanker on National Highway in the jurisdiction of Saddar Police Station Dera Murad Jamali. As a result, a person identified as Muhammad Umair lost his life on the spot while the driver of the tanker, identified as Khadim Hussain, sustained injuries and was moved to the Larkana Hospital for immediate medical aid.
The assailants fled after the attack.
SHO Saddar Police Station DMJ Mustafa Jahndair rushed to the spot soon after the incident and shifted the dead body to the Civil Hospital Dera Murad Jamali and handed over the body to the heirs after completing the legal formalities.
The deceased belonged to Karachi.
A case has been registered into the incident in DMJ sadder Police Station and investigation is underway. However, no arrests were reported until filing this report.

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