Another Baloch National Party Leader Shot Dead–Sept. 1

BNP-Mengal leader among 2 killed in Kalat

QUETTA: Two people, including a Balochistan National Party- Mengal (BNP-M) leader, were shot dead in Kalat on Tuesday. According to sources, Kalat district BNP leader Nawabuddin Nechari and his friends Saffar Khan and Mullah Bakhsh were on their way on the national highway when unidentified assailants opened indiscriminate fire on their vehicle. As a result, two of them died on the spot while Mullah Bakhsh suffered multiple bullet injuries. Police reached the site soon after the incident and took the bodies and injured to a government hospital. BNP leaders Mir Nooruddin Mengal and Mir Akbar Ali termed the incident a ‘targeted killing’ to eliminate the BNP leadership from the political horizon of Balochistan. Manguchar police has registered a case and started an investigation. staff report