7 Levies killed in Khuzdar firing, while three killed over land dispute in DG Khan

KHUZDAR: Some unknown armed persons opened fire at Jauhar checkpost on Quetta-Karachi National Highway leaving seven levies personnel dead on Sunday.

District administration said that six levies personnel were shot dead as some armed persons opened fire at the Jauhar checkpost on Quetta-Karachi National Highway here. The assailants escaped from the scene, however, security forces have cordoned off the area and hunt for the accused on.

Arrangements are being made for shifting the bodies to Khuzdar.

While, in Dera Ghazi Khan, three people including a woman were killed and four others injured as gunman opened fire here on late Saturday night over a land dispute.

Police said that gunman barged into a house located near Gadi Morh in Tehseel Taunsa and opened fire, killing three and injuring four others.

The injured were taken to Tehseel Headquarters Hospital for treatment. The police said that the victims and attackers belonged to a same clan and had an old enmity over a land dispute. The police have registered a case and launched inquiry.