QUETTA: Militants gunned down the nephew of Jan Mohammad Buledi, the spokesperson of the Chief Minister of Balochistan, in Turbat town of the insurgency-hit province on Friday.

Levies officials told Dawn.com that two armed militants on a motorcycle opened fire at Chiragh Buledi, the nephew of Jan Buledi, in Buleda area of Turbat.

They said Chiragh sustained serious gunshot wounds, and succumbed to his injuries on his way to hospital.

The attackers managed to escape after the attack, they said. Levies personnel reached the spot and started investigation into the incident.

Jan Mohammad Buledi is the central secretary information of ruling Baloch nationalist party, National Party (NP) led by Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, Levies officials said they suspected separatists operating in the area to be behind the attack.

Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Malik Baloch has strongly condemned the incident and termed it an attempt to undermine his government's efforts for bringing peace in the restive province.

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Neer Nayan
Jul 13, 2013 12:37am