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Tribal elder, two guards shot dead in Quetta

Updated August 01, 2013

QUETTA, July 31: Gunmen killed a tribal elder and his two guards and injured six people here on Wednesday evening, police sources said.

Abdul Rauf Kurd was passing through Prince Road in his jeep when gunmen attacked him near the Government Science College. He and his two guards died on the spot.

Four other guards and two pedestrians suffered serious injuries in the attack.

“Armed men, also riding a jeep, opened fire on Mr Kurd’s vehicle when it reached the Government Science College roundabout,” police said.

The victims were taken to the Civil Hospital by the FC and police personnel.

The condition of the two injured was reported serious.

The deceased guards were identified as Aminullah and Farid and their injured companions as Altamash, Babal, Maqbool and Taj Mohammad.

The pedestrians under treatment were identified as Asadullah and Aalam Shah.

The motive behind the attack on Mr Kurd, a former union council nazim, could not be ascertained immediately.

The Civil Lines police have registered a case against unnamed suspects and started investigation. No arrest was reported.