QUETTA - A complete strike was observed across Balochistan on Wednesday on the call of Baloch nationalist parties to mark the third death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. The strike was observed in Quetta and all district headquarters. Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed on Aug 26, 2006, alongwith a number of his associates in a military action in Tartani mountainous area of Kohlu district. The strike call was given by Baloch National Front, Jamhoori Watan Party, Balochistan National Party (Mengal), National Party which was also supported by Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Hazara Democratic Party and others. In Quetta, trading centres and shopping plazas, commercial establishments remained closed and a partial wheel-jam strike was observed. The attendance in the offices also remained very thin. Baloch nationalist parties hoisted black flags at their offices and houses in different towns of Balochistan to condemn the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti. Strict security steps had been taken on this occasion across the province to avert any untoward incident. In the provincial capital about 5,000 officials of police, Balochistan Constabulary and Anti-Terrorist Force besides a large number of Frontier Corps personnel had been deployed. Section 144 has also been imposed and pillion-riding on motorcycles and holding public meetings and rallies had been banned in the City. The activists of Jamhoori Watan Party (Aali) gathered outside Quetta Press Club to hold a protest demo. However, Frontier Corps (FC) stopped them from holding demo owing to imposition of Section 144. Traffic on Quetta-Karachi, Quetta-Taftan and Quetta-Jacobabad routes came to a standstill in response to the strike call. Shutterdown strikes were also observed in Nushki, Dalbandin, Mastung, Khuzdar, Hub, Gwadar, Pasni, Panjgur, Kech, Mach, Dhadar, Harnai, Sibi, Dera Murad Jamali, Usta Muhammad and Dera Allahyar. Quran Khawani was also held in different towns including Quetta. Rallies were also taken out in some towns on the eve of third death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. The violence was also widespread as many people were killed and injured in different incidents throughout Balochistan. At least four people were killed and five others wounded in two separate incidents of firing and hand grenade attack in Quetta on Wednesday night. According to sources, unidentified armed men riding in a car opened indiscriminate firing on a group of persons who were standing on Jinnah Road outside Civil Hospital Quetta. As a result, they received critical wounds and shifted to nearby hospital where Shahzad Ahmed, Naveed Ahmed, Abdul Rauf and Asif succumbed to their injuries while condition of two injured was stated to be serious. On being informed, police and other personnel of law enforcement agencies rushed to the site and cordoned off the area. In another incident, unidentified people lobbed a hand grenade on tailors shop at Jattak stop within the jurisdiction of Satellite Town Police Station. The hand grenade went off with a big bang and caused injuries to three persons identified as Raza Muhammad, Abid and Hussain. They were rushed to hospital. Meanwhile, a youngster was wounded when an explosive device planted within the limits of Machh Police Station of Bolan district exploded. The injured was rushed to nearby hospital for first medical had and later shifted to Quetta for further treatment. Meanwhile, seven militants were killed and several police officials were wounded in separate armed attacks in different towns of Balochistan on Wednesday during third death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. According to police, unknown armed militants sprayed bullets on security forces deployed at police check-post in Hazargunj area at the outskirts of Quetta. Two security men sustained injuries while in retaliation, two miscreants were killed. Some of their accomplices managed to flee. Police said they have kicked off search operation while case has also been registered against unidentified culprits. In another incident, militants ambushed security forces on Jarwar checkpost near Jafarabad and Sui areas late on Tuesday. The sources said, unidentified armed militants opened fired on the security forces deployed at Jarwar checkpost near Sui and Jafarabad areas. As a result, three personnel of security forces were wounded. In retaliation, security forces killed around five militants and nabbed seven others. Militants also blew up gas pipelines in different areas of Dera Bugti district. A gas pipeline was blown up by planting explosives device in Loti gas field that caused suspension of gas supply to Loti purification plant from a well. Another gas pipeline exploded in Kashmor and RD-238. Resultantly, gas supply has been suspended to various areas of Punjab and Sindh. The PPL sources said engineers teams were engaged in repairing of the damaged pipeline. Unknown persons hurled a hand grenade at 33 kv Sui grid station in Dera Bugti. The grenade exploded and caused damages to 33 kv grid station and suspended electric supply in the area. Militants also fired nine rockets from the mountains surrounding Sui airport. The rockets landed in an isolated place and exploded ,however, this caused no damage to life or property. Two persons, including a police inspector, were wounded in an explosion when explosives planted with motorcycle went off in Eastern Bypass of Quetta. The explosion caused injuries to a police inspector identified as Shamsullah and an 11-year-old child. Both the injured were rushed to civil hospital where they were discharged after getting first medical aid. A rocket fired by militants landed in A 1 City at Brewery Road close to the house owned by Nadeem Buledi. Rocket exploded with bang injuring a person and damaging wall of the house. In another incident, some unknown men hurled a hand grenade at the house of an official of the Election Commission of Pakistan in the Citys Brewery area. It caused no casualties but caused damage to the windowpanes of the house. Meanwhile, Police has arrested two accused and recovered large quantity of arms and ammunitions from their possession from Naseerabad district. DPO Naseerbad Nazir Ahmed Kurd revealed this while addressing a Press conference. He said that unknown militants attacked a police post in Goth Hussain Bakhsh with heavy weapons. Police returned fire and chased the accused and recovered arms and ammunition from their custody.