Terrorists kill three in Kuchlak
QUETTA, July 4: Terrorists belonging to an outlawed organisation ambushed an official vehicle and killed a senior government official and two other employees in Kuchlak area, some 25 kilometres from the provincial capital on Wednesday.
Abu Bakar Siddique, a spokesman for the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, called journalists from an unspecified place and claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to police, Assistant Director of Local Government in Pishin Muhammad Saeed Khan and junior official Ghulam Yasin were coming to Quetta when their car was sprayed with bullets. The two officials died on the spot while their driver Mohammad
Aslam died in hospital.
A senior police officer described the incident as targeted sectarian attack and said that one of the man killed in the attack belonged to the Shia Hazara community.
Police rushed to the area and shifted bodies and the injured to a hospital.
“Three government officials killed in the ambush were posted in Pishin eight years ago,” DIG Operations Hamid Shakeel told Dawn.
He said the assailants who were on a motorcycle escaped after the attack.
LANDMINE BLAST: An FC soldier was killed and two others were injured when their vehicle hit a landmine in Telimat area of Dera Bugti district on Wednesday.
Levies’ sources said that the vehicle of the Frontier Corps was carrying ration for the troops. The vehicle was blown up and sepoy Rafiq was killed on the spot.
The FC troops deployed in the area rushed to the place and took the body and the injured to Sui hospital.