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Tribal elder, five guards killed in Balochistan

14 September, 2012

QUETTA: Unidentified armed men shot dead a tribal elder and his five guards in Khuzdar District on Thursday.

According to Levies officials, tribal leader Mir Saeed Ahmed Qalandarani was on his way after attending a jirga in Binap area when armed men at Tutak area of Khuzdar fired at his vehicle. Resultantly, Qalandarani, along with his five guards, was killed and another person sustained critical injuries. The deceased guards were identified as Hafeezur Rehman, Nasrullah, Qadir Bakhsh, Abdul Hameed and Muhammad Jan.

Local administration rushed to the site after the incident and moved the bodies to Khuzdar hospital. It has also registered a case. However, motive behind the murder could not be ascertained.

Witnesses said the assailants were on motorbike and fled the crime scene.

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