QUETTA: At least one passenger was killed and another two injured when armed militants opened fire at a passenger bus in Kalat district of Balochistan late on Saturday night.

Levies sources told Dawn.com four armed militants on two motorcycles opened fire at a passenger bus near Mangochar area of Kalat district.

They said one passenger was killed on the spot and two were critically injured as result of firing. The injured were soon rushed to Kalat for medical treatment.

Levies said the condition of injured passengers was critical.

The enraged passengers and transporters blocked national highway linking Quetta with Karachi in protest over the firing incident.

Long queues of vehicles could be witnessed on both sides of the road, Levies said. The protesters chanted full-throated slogans against the assailants and administration for its failure to provide protection to people.

The attackers drove off the spot after the strike. Levies said the situation was tense as result of the incident.

More Levies personnel were called in the area to maintain the order.

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July 14, 2013 5:52 am

When will it end? Or, will it ever end? I don't know. Maybe when the four provinces have become 4 countries. I wouldn't want that. I don't know how to stop whats going on (does ANYONE, for that matter?). Whats the solution? What should be done? Is there a golden formula? If there is one, who's to carry it out?

July 14, 2013 10:39 am

situzation of balochistan is a great source of concern for the people of balochistan. unfortunately, the unjustice treatment and the ignorant policy of the center has btought the province at the verge of collapse. first time on the history a true democratic govt representing the people of balocjistan hss come in power. if the center soncerely cooperate with this govt ,then one can hope that situatoin will improve, otherwise one can expect more destruction and chaos in near future.

July 14, 2013 10:41 am

it is a really sad inciident

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