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Three people killed in Balochistan violence

Updated January 12, 2014


-File Photo
-File Photo

QUETTA: Armed militants killed three people including a levies constable in Balochistan's insurgency-hit Kech district on Sunday, Police said.

Muhammad Akram, a levies official, told armed militants riding on a motorcycle opened fire at a constable in Mand Soro area of district Kech.

He said the militants took away the weapon of the constable, identified as Murad Bakhsh, after killing him.

In another incident, armed militants opened fire in Dashti Bazar area of Turbat and killed two people.

Imam Bakhsh, a police officer told that two armed militants riding on a motorcycle carried out the attack.

"Both victims were dead on the spot," he said.

The attackers sped away on their motorcycle after the strike. Police were quick at the scene as investigation into the incident went underway.

Armed militants also snatched weapons from a levies personnel in Panjgoor district of Balochistan.

A levies official, who requested anonymity, told that more than two dozen armed militants stormed a check post and snatched weapons from levies men.

"I have no information about the exact number of levies men," he said, adding that the levies men did not resist the attackers.

The militants managed to escape after the attack and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. However the officials say that Baloch insurgents remain active in the area.