Gunmen kill four in Tump

security forcesFrom Dawn

QUETTA: Four people were shot at and later burnt to death in Tump, a town in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, Levies officials said on Saturday.

Mujeeb Ahmed, a Levies official said armed militants opened fire at a vehicle in Tump tehsil of district Kech. He said all four persons were killed inside the vehicle.

“The assailants put the vehicle on fire after the incident,” Ahmed said. The assailants managed to escape after the attack.

“All victims were burnt inside the vehicle,” he said.

He said the victims, residents of Tump tehsil, were traveling near the Pak-Iran border when they were attacked by the armed men. Two of the deceased were identified as residents of Mand area in Kech district.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killings.

The bodies of the victims were shifted to Civil Hospital Turbat for medico-legal formalities.

FC Arrests ‘Target-killers’ in Quetta

In a separate development, Frontier Corps paramilitary troops conducted a targeted operation in the Eastern Bypass area of Quetta, the provincial capital.

FC sources said six suspected target-killers were arrested and arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession.

“All six terrorists were involved in targeted killings and kidnappings,” said an official of the FC , requesting not to be named since he was not authorized to speak to media.

Republished in The Baloch Hal on March 3, 2013