Saturday, June 14, 2015
QUETTA (BNA) At least five men were killed in different incidents in several areas of Quetta on Saturday.
Two men were killed when unidentified militants opened fire at a barber shop in Quetta’s Mano Jan area.
Police sources told DawnNews that two masked assailants opened fire at a barber shop in Mano Jan area of Quetta and killed two persons. Both of the victims were brothers, the source added.
The attackers escaped unhurt from the spot.
Security and emergency teams reached the attack site. The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for medico-legal formalities.
In another incident two people were shot dead by unidentified attackers on Quetta’s Double Road area. A huge contingent of security personnel reached the site after the attacks and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident.
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Another person was gunned down near the Eastern Bypass area in Quetta.
Police officials termed the incidents as acts of targeted killing.
These incidents come two days after the militants killed four policemen in Quetta’s Pashtoonabad area.
Police and other law enforcement agencies have launched a crackdown against target killers in the provincial capital city and conducted several raids in Pashtoonabad, Mehmoodabad and other areas of Quetta during which 243 suspects were arrested.
The detained men were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
Police also claimed the recovery of weapons and ammunition from the possession of some of the arrested men.
Quetta and other parts of Balochistan have recently seen sharp rise in acts of targeted killings.
Saturday June 13, 2015
(BNA) At least 20 terrorists were killed when security forces carried out aerial strikes in North Waziristan Agency, ISPR said in a statement.
The strikes were carried out in the Datta Khel area of the agency near the Pak-Afghan border on Saturday.
Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched by the Pakistan Army in June 2014 to eliminate terrorism from North Waziristan Agency.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
JACOBABAD (BNA) Six people were injured as the engine and three bogies of Jaffar Express derailed after a blast at railway track in Jacobabad early on Saturday morning.
According to police, the rail service was suspended after the explosion near district jail. It created 10 to 12 feet deep crater at the site of the blast.
Police and Rangers have cordoned off the area. Rescue work has also been launched after the explosion.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has condemned the blast and directed the commissioner and district administration to expedite rescue and repair work.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
SHAWAL (BNA) At least eight terrorists were killed in an air strike by security forces on Friday in Shawal area of North Waziristan, sources said.
According to sources, five militants were also injured as jets bombed their hideouts.
On Wednesday, nine militants were killed in an air strike in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.
Thirteen terrorists were also injured in the assault by jets.