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Six killed in Balochistan violence

23 April, 2012

QUETTA: At least six people, including a man and his son and two members of a pro-government Amn [peace] Force, were killed in separate incidents of landmine explosions and shooting in Jaffarabad and Dera Bugti on Sunday.

Sources said unidentified people entered the house of Abu Talib and shot him and his six-year-old son Bashir Ahmed in Goth Karimabad area of Dera Allahyar. The two received multiple bullet wounds and died instantly, as the attackers fled the scene.

The bodies were moved to the District Headquarters Hospital, Dera Allahyar, for autopsy.

"It was a case of land dispute and seven people have been nominated," a police official said, adding that police had mounted a manhunt in the area.

Separately, two people were killed in a landmine explosion in RD 109, a bordering area between Sindh and Balochistan.

Sources said the two villagers were on their way to Khand Khot when they hit a landmine, planted by unidentified people. They both died in the ensuing explosion.

Law enforcement agencies rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. The deceased were taken to the nearby hospital for autopsy. The identity of the two could not be ascertained until the filing of this report.

A case had been registered against the unidentified people and an investigation was underway.

In another incident of violence in Balochistan, two people from the Amn Force were killed and two other injured in a landmine explosion in Dera Bugti.

The force personnel were patrolling Za Mardan village in the Loti gas field area when their vehicle hit a landmine. Two force members were killed and as many injured in the explosion.

Law enforcement agencies rushed to the site and moved the bodies and the wounded to a Sui hospital. The deceased were identified as Sher Mohammad and Wayzi and the injured as Sabo Khan and his 14-year-old grandson.

Levies Force has registered a case against unidentified people and started an investigation into the incident.

On Saturday, two Shia Hazaras were shot dead on Brewery Road in a spate of sectarian killing. Two bullet-riddled bodies were also found in Bosan area of Pishin district on Saturday.

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