MASTUNG - Two security personnel among three people were gunned down in separate incidents of firing here on Saturday.

A police official was gunned down in Killi Shekhan area of Mastung district.

Police said that head constable Muhammad Ashfaq was on his way to CIA Police Station when he came under firing which was opened by unidentified attackers.

"Unknown armed assailants opened indiscriminate fire at him and managed to escape from the scene," they said.

The injured who suffered gunshot injuries died on his way to hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killing.

The police launched a search operation to trace the suspects, further probe was underway.

Separately, gunmen shot killed two personnel including an official of Levies Force and his friend while a passerby child also suffered injuries in the firing in a bazaar of Mastung town on Saturday.

The Levies sources said that Risaldar of Levies Force Ghulam Murtaza Lehri along with his friend Arz Muhammad was passing through a bazaar of Mastung town when unidentified armed assailants riding a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire on them, leaving them seriously injured. A passerby child also sustained bullet injuries in the firing . The attackers managed to escape from the scene.

The official and his friend succumbed to their injuries on their way to hospital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility as the officials said that they would not comment on who might be behind the killing. They, however, said that it was targeted killings.

The law enforcement agencies cordoned off the entire area to trace the suspects. Further probe was underway.

The bodies were shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities and police after registering separate cases in both incidents at respective police stations started an investigation.