Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.com.

—File Photo

QUETTA: A government official was killed and two others were wounded on Thursday in an incident of firing by unknown gunmen in the Kuchlak, near Balochistan's provincial capital Quetta, DawnNews reported.

According to police sources, the incident occurred in the town's main market when two gunmen suddenly opened indiscriminate gunfire on a car on the National Highway.

All three occupants of the car, who were government officials, were injured in the attack and were shifted to Quetta for medical treatment.

One of the injured succumbed to his wound en route to the hospital.

The condition of the other two injured officials was reported as critical as well.

In a separate incident, unknown gunmen entered a house in Dasht, some 30 kilometres from Quetta, and opened fire, critically injuring a doctor.

The injured person was rushed to a nearby hospital.

DAWN_VIDEO - /1029551/DAWN-RM-1x1

LARGE_RECTANGLE_BOTTOM - /1029551/Dawn_ASA_Unit_670x280


Comments (0) Closed