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Two gunned down in Quetta

QUETTA: Two including a levies personnel on Wednesday were shot dead in Shehbaz Town, an area of Quetta.

According to local police, the deceased are said to be brothers and the reason behind the killing could not be ascertained till the last report.

The deceased were residents of Gulistan Qila Abdullah. “Investigation into the matter was underway”, the local police said.

In a separate incident of shooting in Quetta, on March 31, at least two people were shot dead while two others wounded in a firing incident.

Unidentified assailants opened fire in a local mosque’s Hujra [ prayer leader’s room] in Goharabad area. As a result, two people, identified as Abdul Hye and Abdul Aziz died on the spot while two others Zafarullah and Noor Ahmed suffered wounds.

Earlier, on March 26, an official of Balochistan University was killed in a targeted killing incident.

The motorbike-riding gunmen opened fire at the car of Superintendent of Balochistan University’s examinations department, Syed Hussain Shah when he was on his way from home to the university. He received three bullet wounds and succumbed to his injuries.

The incident took place near Dukani Baba Bridge of Quetta. The police and officials of other law enforcement agencies reached the spot after the incident and cordoned off the area. The officials initiated preliminary investigation of the incident.

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