Four, including Hindu spiritual leader, killed in Balochistan

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Four persons were killed and six others injured in Quetta and other parts of the province in acts of target killings on Thursday.

In Mastung, miscreants shot dead a Hindu spiritual leader Dr Lakhvi Chand in the main market of the city and fled the scene. Dr Chand was kidnapped a few months ago after which Hindus had started migrating from the area. Later he was released by the kidnappers and now became target of unknown gunmen.

Balochistan governor and chief minister have expressed deep grief over the murder of Dr Chand and directed the law enforcement agencies to arrest the culprits.

According to reports, at least two persons were killed and another two injured in three different incidents of firing in the city.

Police said unknown armed men riding a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire at two persons in Qandhari bazaar, injuring them severely. The injured men were identified as Ali Khan and Mohammad Taj. The assailants managed to escape from the scene.

Another firing incident took place near Salim Complex on Jinnah Road where one person was killed. The victim was identified as Shabbir Hussain, a naib qasid in the secretariat. A third similar incident took place at Sarki Road where unidentified miscreants gunned down a tailor, identified as Gul Sherin. Rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the dead and injured to a hospital.

Another person on a motorcycle was killed when a speedy vehicle collided with his bike. Levies forces arrested the driver, Abdul Samad. In addition, four persons including two women were injured at Goth Ghulam Mohammad Jamali in a road accident. They were shifted to nearby hospital for medical assistance.