Five killed in Balochistan violence

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 23:56

Islamabad: Five persons, including two
policemen and a former councillor, were shot dead in three
separate attacks in the restive Balochistan province of
southwest Pakistan today, police said.

Unidentified gunmen shot dead Khurshid Sarangzai, a
former councillor, at a bus stand in Mastung district, a
police official said.
The killers fled after the shooting.

Hours later, gunmen opened fire at a market near Joint
Road in provincial capital Quetta, killing two policemen and a
passer-by.
Another passer-by was injured, police said.

In yet another attack, gunmen shot two government
employees at Baloch Colony in Quetta.

One of them was killed while the other was injured.
No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Balochistan has witnessed a surge in militant and
sectarian violence in recent months.

Thirteen Shia Hazara men were gunned down by
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants in provincial capital Quetta
yesterday.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 18:06

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