File Photo: Rescue workers on the spot for the recovery of trapped coal miners in Dukki Balochistan: Photo Daily Quetta Voice

Hussain Zarkoon:

DUKKI: In a tragic incident, armed assailants attacked the Tribal Coal Mines area, resulting in the deaths of two workers and injuries to another. According to police sources, the attack led to a fierce exchange of gunfire between the assailants and civil security personnel, after which the attackers fled the scene.

The deceased have been identified as Karimullah Daulatzai and Naeem, son of Jalat Khan from the Sulaiman Khel tribe. The injured worker, Fazlur Rahman, son of Abdul Ghani, was immediately shifted to the Civil Hospital in Dukki for treatment. Among the deceased was also a coal mine engine driver, highlighting the broad impact of the attack on the mining community.

Following the incident, coal miners and the heirs of the deceased staged a protest outside the deputy commissioner’s office in Dukki. The demonstrators demanded swift action and the arrest of those responsible for the brutal attack. Their protest reflects the deep-seated anger and frustration within the community over the ongoing security issues that plague the mining sector.

The protestors called on local authorities to enhance security measures to protect workers in the area and ensure such incidents do not recur. Their demands underscore the urgent need for effective law enforcement and the protection of laborers who work in hazardous conditions.

As investigations continue, the local administration has pledged to take stringent action against the perpetrators. The community awaits justice and a stronger security presence to prevent future tragedies in the region.

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