Eleven people have been killed and three others injured in firing on Spinny road of the provincial capital on Saturday morning and police have taken 200-250 suspects into custody so far, said Inspector General Police Balochistan Rao Amin Hashim.
Talking to newsmen, he said, "Unidentified gunmen riding bike opened fire at a Suzuki van carrying a group of people which was on way to the main city from Hazara Town area", adding that as a result, seven people were killed on the spot and four died on the way to Bolan Medical Complex hospital.
He said the police had raided various places in sensitive areas and about 200-250 suspected persons had been taken into the custody so far, adding that arrested suspects were being interrogated by investigation teams headed by senior officials. Replying to a question, the IGP Balochistan said the assailants managed to escape through narrow streets in congested populated area adding that however, police teams had been raiding suspected places to trace them out.
In answering to another query, he said that LEAs teams had been investigating into the bomb blast incident in which Mir Haqmal Raisani, nephew of Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani was killed. He appealed to the media and masses to collaborate with police in curbing terrorism and crime and securing peace in the province.
DIG Operation Quetta Hamid Shakeel said that three injured of the Spinny road incident including a woman were being provided medical treatment at Combined Military Hospital Quetta. He said that heavy contingents of police and other law enforcement agencies had been deployed in sensitive areas.
It is observed that hundreds of protesters had been blocking Bravery road, raising slogans against unrest. The protesters also torched three vehicles, a motorcycle. The BMC sources told newsmen that the dead were identified as Syed Ameer Khan, Ali Muhammad, Mir Muhammad, Qurban Ali, Ubaidullah, Liaquat Ali, Muhammad Ibrahim, Syed Aqeel Shah, Hussain Ahmed and the van driver Raza Muhammad while identity of a body of a woman could not be ascertained.