MASTUNG: At least seven personnel of Levies Force escorting an European bicyclist coming from Iran were killed and a Spanish bicyclist injured in an ambush here in Killi Koshak Dringer area, on Wednesday.
Levies sources said that Levies Force party was escorting an European bicyclist that was on world tour and coming from Iran to Quetta.
Unknown armed men attacked and opened indiscriminate fire at the Levies Force and the European bicyclist, leaving six security personnel dead and another five including the tourist injured while an assailant was killed in retaliation by the Levies personnel against the attack.
The law enforcement agencies rushed to the site and cordoned off the entire area.
The rescue teams shifted the dead and injured to hospital.Later, the injured were referred to Quetta due to their serious condition.
The European bicyclist was told to be belonged to Spain. He received minor injuries and was shifted to Quetta.
According to hospital sources, the dead Levies personnel were identified as Naib Risaldar Ghulam Farooq, Dafadar Abdul Wahid, Ali Bakhsh, Babo Noor Ahmed, Hafiz Zahoor Ahmed and Abdul Mutlib.Their bodies were kept at Mastung hospital.
A search operation has been launched by Frontier Corps, Police and Levies Force to trace the suspects.