Two government officials gunned down in Balochistan's Awaran

Published November 18, 2014
Security personnel areseen standing guard in Balochistan.
  - Syed Ali Shah/file
Security personnel areseen standing guard in Balochistan. - Syed Ali Shah/file

QUETTA: Armed men killed two government officials in Balochistan's Awaran district on Tuesday, police said.

Muhammad Rafiq, a police official told Dawn that the men barged into a house in the Labach area of Balochistan's Awaran district and killed the two.

He said one official was working in the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) and the other was an employee of Balochistan Constabulary.

The assailants managed to escape unhurt from the spot.

Security and emergency personnel reached the location and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.

The bodies were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Panic and fear gripped the area after the incident and a large number of area residents also gathered at the spot.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Awaran is considered to be one of the sensitive districts of Balochistan. Militants in the area have been targeting security forces and vital national installations in the area for several years.

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