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QUETTA, (Dawn): Armed motorcyclists killed three people on Quetta’s Munir Mengal Road on Monday, the police said.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Sariab road area Imran Qureshi told Dawn.com that armed motorcyclists began firing indiscriminately at a Land Cruiser vehicle killing on spot the two people who were inside the vehicle.
One passerby also sustained serious bullet wounds. “The injured was being shifted to hospital when he succumbed to his injuries,” Qureshi said.
The assailants sped away on their motorcycles after the attack. The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for postmortem.
Police and the personnel of other law enforcement agencies reached the spot and started investigating into the incident.
“This seems to be an act of targeted killing,” Qureshi explained.
Security was beefed up when the bodies were brought to the hospital. Police was deployed at all entry and exit points at the hospital.
No responsibility has been claimed so far for the attack.
This incident came two days after a police officer was killed in the same area.
Quetta and other troubled parts of Balochistan have seen a sharp rise in incidents of violence during the previous month.
The province has been under the grip of violence for more than a decade, resulting in the loss of a large number of precious lives.