MASTUNG: At least five security personnel and a robber were killed during exchange of fire with thieves in Balochistan’s militancy-hit Mastung district on Tuesday, levies said.
A levies official, who declined to be named, told Dawn.com that armed robbers looted money from a private bank located in Mastung bazar.
“The robbers were fleeing when policemen retaliated,” he said.
He said the robbers opened fire at policemen deployed outside the bank and killed two personnel on the spot. “A total of seven robbers fired at the policemen,” he added.
The shooting was followed by an intense exchange of fire between the robbers and forces. An Assistant Commissioner and the Deputy Superintendent of Police were also injured when they were fired upon by robbers. The levies official said a total of four people were injured.
“The dead included the police and levies personnel,” he added. He, however, informed that one robber was also killed during exchange of fire with forces. The levies man said that two robbers were arrested during exchange of fire.
Huge contingent of police and levies were called in the area to bring the situation under control and launch a search operation to apprehend the robbers.
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