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Gunmen kill two in Quetta, Nato tanker set ablaze in Mangochar

Updated July 05, 2013

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A view of a tanker set on fire by unknown persons.  — File Photo by Reuters
A view of a tanker set on fire by unknown persons. — File Photo by Reuters

QUETTA: Armed militants torched a Nato tanker and injured its driver in Mangochar area of Balochistan whereas gunmen killed two persons on Saeed Ahmed Khan road in Quetta on Friday.

Fayyaz Sumbal, the Deputy Inspector General Police Operations told Dawn.com that two armed men on a motorcycle opened fire at a shop situated on Saeed Ahmed Khan road.

"Two persons inside the shop were killed on the spot", Sumbal said.

The dead bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for postmortem.

Police and personnel of law enforcement agencies reached the spot and investigations into the incident went underway.

Another police official who requested not to be named told Dawn.com that incident seemed to be an act of the ongoing target killings in the city.

Security in and around Civil Hospital Quetta was tightened as the dead bodies were brought there.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

More over in another incident two armed militants opened fire and injured the tanker's driver before setting it on fire, Levies sources told Dawn.com.

The attackers fled from the scene after the incident whereas the wounded driver was shifted to a nearby hospital.

Huge plumes of thick black smoke rose from the scene which were visible from a long distance whereas fire fighters struggled to tackle the intensive flames.

Levies and police men reached the spot and cordoned off the area as investigations into the attack went underway.

Militants have been targeting Nato supplies in the same area for past few years.