Eight more killed in Balochistan
By: Muhammad Ejaz Khan
QUETTA: Target killings continued unabated in the provincial capital, as four more persons were shot dead in a firing incident on the Sirki Road here on Tuesday.
Officials said some unidentified armed men attacked a scrap shop on the Sirki Road, one of the busiest commercial areas of Quetta. The attackers barged into the shop and sprayed bullets, killing all the four people, including two real brothers, on the spot.
Police officials shifted the deceased to the civil hospital. The people belonging to the Hazara community thronged the hospital. They protested and demanded of the government to step down and termed the incident a failure of the government. Moving scenes were witnessed at the hospital when bodies of the deceased were being handed over to the heirs.
Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi and Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani condemned the incident.Meanwhile, Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) strongly condemned the incidents of target killings in Quetta and demanded of the Balochistan government to provide security to citizens.
Meanwhile, a volunteer of a polio team was shot dead by unidentified armed men on the Eastern Bypass one hour after the Sirki Road incident. The armed men killed Imran on the spot.
Meanwhile, a renowned eye specialist and head of Lyton Rehmatullah Benevolence Trust (LRBT) eye hospital Dr Saeed Ahmed Khan was kidnapped by unidentified armed men from the Saryab Road here on Tuesday night.
APP adds: Meanwhile, the police recovered a bullet-riddled body from Shalkot near Hazar Ganji Market area of the provincial capital on Tuesday.
In Dera Murad Jamali, an assistant of a container Muhammad Umar was killed and driver sustained injuries when gunmen attacked a private container on the National highway near Nasirabad district on Tuesday. In another incident, unknown armed men on Tuesday shot dead a man in the Link Badini Cross area, within the Sariab Police’ limits. The man was identified as Abdullah.