File Photo: Deputy Commissioner Quetta, Shehak Baloch and senior police officers monitoring the chehlum procession: Photo taken from DGPR

Staff Reporter :

Quetta police claimed to have killed two drug traffickers in the Khaliqabad Shaheed police jurisdiction. Police also arrested one alleged drug trafficker after an exchange of fire, a police official said. He requested anonymity since he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Police claimed they conducted a raid in the Bhosa Mandi area of Eastern Bypass Quetta. During the raid, the accused opened fire on police and policemen quickly retaliated. As a result of police retaliation, two drug traffickers were killed, the police official claimed.

Two drug traffickers Fida Muhammad and Habibullah were killed during the exchange of fire. Police also recovered narcotics from the spot. Heirs and relatives of the dead men staged a protest demonstration against the incident. They demanded of the high-ups to take notice of the incident and thoroughly probe into the incident.

The protesters were later peacefully dispersed. So far, there has been no formal statement on behalf of the Balochistan police regarding the killing of two drug traffickers.


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