November 02, 2011

Six killed in Balochistan unrest

Published: November 02, 2011
QUETTA - Six people were killed and three others sustained wounds in separate incidents of violence in Balochistan Tuesday.

Unidentified armed motorcyclists fired shots at Asif Ali and Qurban Ali in Nawa-i-Killi in the outskirts of Quetta, injuring them critically. Later, they succumbed to wounds. The deceased belonged to the Shia community. According to police, the murder could be an incident of sectarian violence. However, investigation was underway. The bodies were handed over to heirs.

Separately, a man was killed and three others wounded in a firefight between two tribal groups near cattle market in Eastern Bypass area of Quetta. Police said the gunfight erupted between Shawani and Norzai tribes over a piece of land.
The deceased was identified as Allah Dad. The relatives of deceased, carrying the body, staged a demonstration in front of the Quetta Press Club and demanded the arrest of killers. In Nushki, police recovered two bodies from Garri Dakh area, officials said. They were identified as Muhammad Naheem and Mehboob. Meanwhile, a truck driver was killed in Dukki area of Loralai. The deceased was identified as M Saleem.

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