QUETTA Four persons were killed, apparently in incidents of target-killing, in Quetta, Khuzdar and Mastung on Saturday, police said. Malik Iftikhar Awan, an owner of dairy farm, had gone to Ghausabad area to visit his farm. Two unknown motorcyclists who were armed with sophisticated weapons opened fire on him and successfully escaped from the scene. Iftikhar and a passer-by sustained serious bullet wounds and succumbed to injuries before reaching to the hospital. The other person who lost his life in the firing has been identified as Faqeer Muhammad and he was stated to be a beggar. Iftikhar Awan was brother of police inspector Nisar. Police handed over the bodies to their relatives after completion of initial investigation. According reports reaching from Khuzdar, unidentified attackers killed a person in Khuzdar. Name of deceased has been identified as Mohammad Iqbal and he was stated to be resident of Sialkot. The assailants escaped from the scene after committing crime. Police sources said that reason for the killing was not clear, but the incident appeared to be a target-killing. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. It may be mentioned that situation had become tense in Khzudar town the other day after killing of two Baloch political workers including a student. BSO (Azad) had blamed FC for firing but spokesman of FC had rejected the claim. In yet another similar incident, unknown armed men shot dead a person in Mastung town, some 50 kilometres away from Quetta. Police said incident of attack on a person identified as Muhammad Ismail was occurred at Adalat Road. Muhammad Ismail is stated to be a settler. Police authorities said that investigations had been ordered to know the causes of killings however, they said apparently these were incidents of target-killing.