GWADAR: Two personnel of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) were martyred in firing by unknown armed men in Turbat town of Kech district on Wednesday.

Police said the armed men opened fire on an official vehicle carrying the ANF personnel when it rea­ched near Education Office in the outskirts of Turbat. As a result, both the ANF soldiers were seriously injured.

They were taken to the district hospital where one of them, identified as Ishraq, succumbed to his injuries before getting any treatment. The other soldier, identified as Irfan, who also received multiple bullet injuries, lost his life while being shifted to Quetta for treatment.

Turbat SSP Behram Khan Mandokhel confirmed the incident and said the attackers were on motorcycles who escaped from the scene after firing.

No one has claimed responsibility for killing the ANF soldiers.

Published in Dawn, December 30th, 2021

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