Seven die in violence
QUETTA: Seven people, a woman and a policeman among them, were killed in incidents of firing and a landmine explosion in Quetta and Jaffarabad district on Friday, police said.
A woman was going home along with her son in Subatpur area of Jaffarabad district when she hit a landmine planted along a road. She died and her son Ali Bakhsh was taken to Dera Allahyar hospital with serious wounds.
In Quetta, unidentified men on a motorcycle opened fire on one Haji Alam Khan in the city’s Sariab area, killing him on the spot.
A man was shot dead in Bank colony when he was going to his hair-dressing shop. Identified as Muhammad Tahir, the man belonged to Sargodha.
Head constable Noor Ahmed Baloch was killed by armed motorcyclists when he was on his way home in Shalkot area of Sariab.
Badal Khan, a soft drink vendor, was gunned down near Chaki Shahwani area of Sariab road.
Meanwhile, one Sahab Khan was killed by two armed men in Killi Khazi area of Kharotabad on a minor dispute. Police said a case had been registered against suspects Haji Wazir and Haji Naik Muhammad.
A security guard posted at the Wapda grid station at Airport road was found dead in his room. The body of Mehboob Khan was brought to civil hospital for autopsy. “The cause of his death has not been ascertained yet,” police said.— Staff Correspondent