Two army personnel shot dead, two injured in Khuzdar


The Baloch Hal News

QUETTA, Jan 23: Unidentified people killed two army personnel and wounded two others in Khuzdar town some 350 kilometers in south-west of provincial capital on Saturday.

According to sources, four unknown armed men riding on two motorbikes opened indiscriminate firing on a vehicle of security forces with sophisticated weapons at Chakar Khan Road of Khuzdar.

Resultantly, two security personnel identified as Muhammad Sharif and Asad Rauf sustained critical wounds and succumbed to their injuries on the spot while two other personnel identified as Samandar Khan and Shahid Mehmood received serious wounds.

The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital Khuzdar for first aid but later on they were taken to Combined Military Hospital Khuzdar where condition of Samandar Khan was stated to be serious.

The assailants disappeaerd from the scene after attacking the security forces. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack on personnel of security forces till filing of this story.

Soon after the incident police, personnel of Frontier Corps and Anti Terrorist Forces reached the scene and cordoned off the area.

The incident created panic and fear amongst the people of the area and shopkeepers closed their shops.

According a press release issued by ISPR two personnel of security forces embraced martyrdom due to firing of terrorists.

Statement says the incident of firing occurred at around 1:00 PM when four armed men riding on two motor bikes opened indiscriminate firing on a vehicle of security forces near Azadi Chowk.

Two other personnel sustained bullet wounds and they are under treatment in CMH Khuzdar where their condition is stated to be out of danger.

ISPR has strongly condemned what it called “the nefarious act of terrorism.”

Police has registered a case and started a search for arrest of accused involved in the attack on security personnel.

The killing of army officials came days after the killing of two political activists of the Baloch Students Organization after the FC opened indiscriminate fire on a protest rally of the BSO.

No group has accepted responsibility for the killing of the army personnel.

Source: The Baloch Hal

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