Balochistan aflame as enraged rioters protest against killing of leaders

April 9th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Quetta (Pakistan), Apr.9 (ANI): Agitated rioters took to streets in several cities of Balochistan to protest against the killing of Baloch leaders Ghulam Mohammad Baloch and Sher Mohammad.

Violent protests were witnessed in Turbat, Gwadar, Panjgur, Khuzdar and other areas as there was a complete shut down in the region.

Reports of agitators torching vehicles were received from across the Balochistan province.

A policeman was also killed in Khuzdar by some unidentified attackers.

Schools and colleges in the region have been closed for the next three days, and different examinations have been postponed, The News reported.

The Balochistan National Front (BNF) has given a strike call on April 11 and 12.

Incidents of stone pelting on vehicles were also reported from Karachi.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mohammad Aslam Raisani, while condemning the killings of the leaders, has ordered a judicial probe into the issue.

Raisani said the killings are a conspiracy to sabotage the reconciliation process in the region. (ANI)

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