QUETTA - Two wanted criminals were killed and four others, including Levies and Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) personnel were wounded in a shooting at Killi Malezai in district Pishin, some 40 kilometres away from Quetta, on Monday.

According to officials, acting upon a tip-off in killi Malezai, the Levies and ATF personnel jointly carried out an action. Upon seeing law-enforcement agencies, the criminals opened fire which was retaliated. As a result, two of the wanted men were killed and two others sustained injuries. The deceased and injured were taken to a nearby hospital. Levies officials said that men who were killed in shooting were identified as Muzaffar and his nephew Hasmatullah who were wanted in many cases in Pishin.

Two injured were identified as ATF official Hayatullah and Balochistan Levies personnel Najeebullah.

The Balochistan Levies registered a case into the incident and investigation is underway.