QUETTA: At least five men were killed in different incidents in several areas of Quetta on Saturday.
Two men were killed when unidentified militants opened fire at a barber shop in Quetta's Mano Jan area.
Police sources told DawnNews that two masked assailants opened fire at a barber shop in Mano Jan area of Quetta and killed two persons. Both of the victims were brothers, the source added.
The attackers escaped unhurt from the spot.
Security and emergency teams reached the attack site. The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for medico-legal formalities.
In another incident two people were shot dead by unidentified attackers on Quetta's Double Road area. A huge contingent of security personnel reached the site after the attacks and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident.
Another person was gunned down near the Eastern Bypass area in Quetta.
Police officials termed the incidents as acts of targeted killing.
These incidents come two days after the militants killed four policemen in Quetta's Pashtoonabad area.
Police and other law enforcement agencies have launched a crackdown against target killers in the provincial capital city and conducted several raids in Pashtoonabad, Mehmoodabad and other areas of Quetta during which 243 suspects were arrested.
The detained men were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
Police also claimed the recovery of weapons and ammunition from the possession of some of the arrested men.
Quetta and other parts of Balochistan have recently seen sharp rise in acts of targeted killings.