Two including a doctor gunned down in Quetta
Occupied Baluchistan, QUETTA: A doctor was shot dead at the Tea Cross area of Sirki Road on Saturday.
According to sources, Dr Qamar Hussain, a pathologist at the Sandman Hospital in Quetta, was driving his car to the hospital when unidentified armed men, riding a motorcycle, intercepted his vehicle and opened indiscriminate firing at him resulting in his instant death. His friend Murtaza, travelling along him, was also injured while the assailants managed to flee. Police reached the spot and shifted his body to the Civil Hospital, Quetta where he was announced dead by the doctors while Murtaza also succumbed to his injuries. “The victim, who was rushed to the hospital, received bullet wounds on his upper torso, which caused his instant death,” hospital sources said. The victim’s body was handed over to his family. Police registered a case and have started investigation.
Police termed the incident as target killing. The victim belonged to Punjab but had settled in Quetta since several decades. Separately, a spokesman of the banned outfit Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) Jihand Baluch, calling from an undisclosed location accepted the responsibility of the killing of the doctor in Quetta, alleging that the victims was involved in spying against Baluch freedom struggle. According to official sources, incidents of target killings have claimed the lives of over 100 people during the current year in Balochistan.
Source: Daily Times, & dailytawar