Rustam Khan Marri had started his politics from the platform of BNP-Mengal, but has not been in active politics for the past couple of years. – File Photo

QUETTA: A former leader of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal was gunned down in Jaffarabad district and the body of a missing leader of the Baloch Students Organisation-Azad was found in Bolan district on Thursday.

Police said Mir Rustam Khan Marri was standing outside his home in Dera Allahyar area of Jaffarabad when armed men, riding a motorcycle, opened fire on him. He received several bullets and died on the spot.

Rustam Marri had started his politics from the platform of BNP-Mengal, but has not been in active politics for the past couple of years. “The cause of the killing could not be ascertained,” police said, adding that an investigation had been launched.

No one has claimed responsibility for killing the BNP-Mengal leader.

The body of Shafi Baloch, a leader of the Baloch Students Organisation-Azad who had been missing for the past one week, was found in Bibi Nani area of Bolan district.

Levies personnel rushed to the area after being informed by local people about the presence of a dead body. They took the body into custody and later shifted it to a hospital.

Sources said Shafi Baloch had been taken away by unknown armed men from a bus in Mastung area.

The body was later handed over to relatives after completing legal formalities.

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