16 killed in Chaghai gunfight
09 June, 2012
QUETTA: At least 13 alleged criminals and three tribesmen were killed in a gunfight between Levies Force and armed men in the Chaghai district of Balochistan on Friday.
"The exchange of fire lasted about 16 hours, resulting in death of 15 people, including 12 criminals," Chaghai Deputy Commissioner Tufail Baloch said. According to Levies Force officials, a group of armed men, after killing the son of a local tribal leader in Chaghai, fled to mountains in Zardgan area of Chaghai.
Levies Force personnel pursued the attackers and surrounded the area where they had taken positions, they said. The criminals opened fire on Levies Force, the officials said, adding that 12 criminals and three tribesmen who had been assisting Levies Force were killed when the force retaliated. The Chaghai deputy commissioner confirmed the details.