QUETTA: Gunmen killed four people, including a Levies constable, in the Khuzdar district of Balochistan on Thursday.
Muhammad Ali, a Levies official, told Dawn.com that militants, who had already taken up positions on the roadside, opened fire at a vehicle near Gazgi Chowki area of Khuzdar district.
He said the targeted vehicle was carrying Levies officials who were bringing injured from an earlier firing incident to the district headquarters hospital Khuzdar.
Ali added that Levies personnel retaliated the gunfire however the assailants managed to flee into the nearby mountains.
All civilian victims were local tribesmen of Tehsil Zehri.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Additional security personnel were dispatched to the area in order to avert another untoward incident.
Khuzdar district is considered to be one of the troubled districts of Balochistan province. Bombings and targeted killings have claimed scores of lives in the district.