QUETTA - Maulvi Fateh Muhammad, a senior leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), was shot dead in a target killing incident in Ziarat on Wednesday.

According to sources, unidentified assailants carried out a deadly attack on Maulvi Fateh Muhammad in Sanjavi tehsil of Ziarat district.

The armed men opened indiscriminate fire on the JUI-F leader in the Sanjavi area of Ziarat district. Resultantly, he sustained serious wounds and died instantly. The assailants fled away after committing the crime. Motive behind the murder has yet to be ascertained.

In another incident, armed men barged into the house of one Muhammad Hayat in Kohlu and shot him dead. In yet another incident, three people, Nazeer Ahmed and his two companions, sustained injuries when armed men opened fire on a trailer in Khuzdar district on the National Highway. Later, they set the trailer on fire and fled. The injured were shifted to hospital by Levies personnel.