Killings, kidnappings rock Balochistan
11 July, 2012
QUETTA: The ongoing wave of violence continues unabated across Balochistan as a number of people were killed, kidnapped and bullet-riddled bodies found in different parts of the province on Tuesday.
A schoolteacher was gunned down in the Shamsabad area of Mastung district. According to sources, a teacher of a government high school was on his way when some unidentified armed men opened fire on him in front of his school. Resultantly, he died on the spot. The deceased was shifted to the Civil Hospital. He was identified as Rasheed.
In a separate incident, two people were killed in the Iskalku area of Kalat district, some 160 kilometres from the provincial capital. Unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on the two men, killing them on the spot. The victims were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital. They were identified as Mohammad Shafique and Khair Jan.
In another incident, two people were gunned down in the Eastern Bypass area of Quetta. According to police, unidentified armed men killed two men and dumped the bodies in the Eastern Bypass area. The bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital. The deceased were identified as Khan Mohammad and Khalid Dad of the Marri tribe, residents of New Kahan. "The cause of the killings could be some personel dispute," sources said. A case was registered and investigation was underway.
Meanwhile, Levies Force recovered a bullet-riddled body from Gidar Valley near the Surab area of Kalat district.
Another body was recovered from the Khuzdar area of the province, police said. "On a tip-off, a police team reached an area near the Customs House in the Khuzdar district and recovered a dead body dumped by the road," police said, adding that the body had been shifted to hospital for identification. Further investigation was underway.
In Quetta, unidentified armed men abducted Jamia Salfiya principal near the Airport Road area. According to police, Habibullah was on his way to the Jamia Salfiya when unidentified gunmen intercepted him and took him away to some undisclosed location.
Separately, a shopkeeper was abducted from his shop in the Khuzdar district. According to police, Nasrullah was at his shop when armed men took him away to some undisclosed destination. Another man was kidnapped by unidentified armed men from the Gwadar district. Police said the victim was on his way when some unidentified men kidnapped him. A case was registered and police had started efforts for his recovery.