Gilgit—Two people including a police constable killed in Gilgit City in two separate episodes of violence. The first incident took place at Raqs Chowk while the other in Basin Locality of Gilgit.
According to details police on parole halted a bike rider near Raqs Chowk to question him about ridding a motorbike while it was banned. Police reportedly seized his bike and let him go. The youngster reappeared with a weapon and sprayed a volley of bullets on the police personnel, killing one constable on the spot. Later Police raided the house of the murderer and arrested his father.
The police constable belonged to Yasin and his name was Raja Jamal Uddin. He was the son of Asad Mikki from Thawoos, Yasin. Eyewitnesses told that the police personnel ran away after seeing Jamal soaked in blood. The emboldened attacker identified as Tanveer Hussain, then also took the rifle from the dying Jamal.
In a separate attack a shopkeeper in Basin was shot dead by unknown attackers.
Fear also mounted when a powerful blast was heard in Gilgit City on Saturday night. Some unknown miscreants hurled a hand grenade in Hassan Mohallah, near Airport road. The explosion happened outside the residence of a judge. The blast was so powerful that its bang was heard in every part of Gilgit City. No human loss was confirmed as of this report.
Source: Dardistan Times