Karachi: Four men, including a constable of the Levies militia, were shot dead by militants in the troubled Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Thursday.
Zafar Lashari, a police official in Khuzdar district, said militants fired at a vehicle that was taking some persons injured in an earlier shooting to hospital.
Levies officials escorting the injured returned fire but the militants escaped into nearby mountains, Lashari said.
A Levies constable and three civilians were killed in the attack. The civilians were tribesman from Zehri sub-division.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Khuzdar is considered one of the more troubled districts of Balochistan, where nationalist insurgent groups and Taliban fighters are active.
Bombings and targeted killings have claimed scores of lives in Khuzdar.