Four killed in drug smugglers’ clash in Quetta

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A crossfire between two groups of drug smugglers on in Quetta led to the killing of at least four people, private media reported Wednesday.

According to reports, a clash between the two group broke out over a dispute on narcotics transaction at the provincial capital’s Qambrani road.

Three people were killed on the spot in the ensuing gunbattle while one succumbed to his injuries at a hospital

The area has been cordoned off by security forces and an investigation into the incident is underway.

The victims have been shifted to a hospital for a postmortem.

Meanwhile, a mutilated body was recovered from the city’s Saddar area. It was shifted to a local morgue for an autopsy and identification.

As part of a continued crackdown against militants across the country,security forces detained at least 150 militant suspects, with arms and explosives, from Hazar Ganji, Sariab Road and other parts of the city. The suspects have been shifted to interrogation centres.

Also on Wednesday, a body; rigged with explosives, was recovered by security forces from Killa Saifullah district of Balochistan.

A bomb disposal team was called in to defuse the explosive materials.