Death toll from Quetta shooting rises to five

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QUETTA: At least five persons including Levies personnel were killed and five others sustained injuries in a gun-battle between two groups in Quetta on Monday.

The deadly shooting took place at Qambarani Road.

According to police, the clash was motivated by a tribal conflict. Among the dead were three Levies personnel who were identified as Naveed Ahmed, Takri Ghulam Rasool Bangulzai and Bashir Ahmed.

Those injured were rushed to Civil Hospital. One of the injured, Amanullah, succumbed to injuries during treatment.

The bodies of the deceased were handed over to the heirs after completion of medico- legal formalities.

Police have registered a case and launched investigation.

A day ago, an unidentified man opened fire on a taxi at a Quetta marketplace Sunday, killing a Hazara man. The firing incident took place near Kandahari Bazaar in the limits of the City police station.

Chhipa rescue workers took the two men to Quetta’s Civil Hospital. Husain succumbed to his wounds on the way.

At least 33 people have been killed during the past three months in different targeted attacks and bomb blasts in Quetta, say law enforcers. – SAMAA/APP

Story first published: 2nd April 2018

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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