QUETTA: Two activists of Balochistan National Party – Mengal (BNP-M) were shot dead on Thursday by unknown gunmen in Khuzdar town of the southwestern province, police said.
Unknown armed motorcyclists opened fire at the vehicle of a district leader of BNP-M Ali Akbar Mosiani in Khuzdar bazaar, leaving him dead at the spot, police said. The gunmen managed to escape from the spot.
Moreover, Javed Baloch, another BNP-M activist, was killed by unknown gunmen only half an hour after Mosiani’s killing. Baloch suffered serious wounds as result of firing and succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital.
Condemning the killings of party workers, BNP-M central leader Rauf Mengal announced a three-day-mourning across Balochistan.
He said his party’s workers were being targeted as part of a conspiracy. Panic prevailed among the people in the aftermath of killings of BNP-M activists. Levies and police personnel were deployed in all sensitive areas of the town to avoid the occurrence of another untoward incident.