Two Levies officials were ruthlessly killed in separate targeted attacks in Chaman, which borders Afghanistan. Assistant Commissioner Chaman, Naveed Alam, labelled both incidents as acts of terrorism and target killings, prompting a joint operation by the police and Levies to apprehend the assailants.
The first incident occurred on Monday afternoon near Chaman Railway Station on Mall Road when Levies officer Rahmatullah was returning home on his personal motorcycle after completing his duty. Tragically, two unknown motorcyclists opened fire on him, fatally shooting him in the head. Rahmatullah succumbed to his injuries on the spot.
The second incident took place at Kali Mohammad Siddiq, where Levies officials were conducting a check near a canal. While two officials went to a nearby mosque to offer prayers, unidentified attackers shot and killed official Samiullah at the bridge, seizing his official Kalashnikov before fleeing the scene.
Authorities have noted similarities between the two events and have launched a thorough search operation to locate and apprehend the perpetrators. The area has been cordoned off to facilitate the investigation.
Assistant Commissioner Chaman reported that this year alone, five police and Levies personnel have fallen victim to terrorist attacks in Chaman, highlighting the precarious security situation in the region.
Balochistan has witnessed a surge in terrorist incidents in recent months, with a recent attack on an army cantonment in Zhob claiming the lives of nine army personnel. Additionally, four personnel lost their lives in attacks on police and Frontier Corps (FC) posts in the hilly area of Sherani.
The authorities are intensifying their efforts to counter the escalating threat of terrorism in the province and bring the perpetrators of these heinous acts to justice.