QUETTA - Two bodies, riddled with bullets, were recovered from Chaman, a border town near Afghanistan, some 127 kilometers from the provincial capital of Quetta on Thursday.

According to assistant commissioner for Chaman, a chit found near the bodies identified the two dead as Muhammad Usman and Farhad Kabuli of Panjohai district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. They both worked for the Afghan police, the official said, citing contents of the handbill. He said the chit warned that anyone working for the Afghan force would meet the same fate.

Levies officials said the bodies were recovered from a graveyard near Killi Miralizai area and that the victims had been shot in the head. The bodies were shifted to a hospital’s morgue and would be dispatched to Afghanistan after completion of medico-legal formalities.

There was no immediate claim about the responsibility for the killings, but sources suspected the Taliban were behind them.

Meanwhile, Frontier Corps foiled a possible terrorist attack by arresting two accused persons in Qila Abdullah district near Pak-Afghan border and seizing a huge stash of arms and ammunition, a suicide vest, six improvised explosive devices, nine bundles of prima cards, 24 APMs, two ATMs, 516 ID devices, 12 China fuses, 148 electrical devices, 24 timers, 12 full switch, 250 detonator, 61 wire rolls.

Source said the arrested persons were being interrogated now. However, identity and nationality of the accused were not disclosed to the media. Separately, three people were wounded in an explosion in earthquake-hit Awaran district. 

According to sources, unidentified people had installed an explosive device in Shah Ghazai locality which went off and wounded three persons. The injured were shifted to a hospital, where one of them was stated to be in serious condition.

The incident could not be confirmed through official sources however.

Awaran district said to be a hub of militancy was badly hit by a severe earthquake on September 24 killing more than 500 people and leaving thousands of families homeless.