Six members of the levies, the Balochistan paramilitary force, were killed in an exchange of fire in Koshkok area of Mastung

district while they were escorting a Spanish cyclist on Wednesday.

A Mastung administration official said that the Spanish cyclist Francisco was coming from Iran escorted by the levies and when he was near Koshkok armed men opened fire. In the heavy exchange of fire the Spaniard was injured but his escort team did not survive. One terrorist is reported to be killed in the incident.

Last night a bomb exploded near a bus carrying Shia pilgrims from Iran in Mastung killing over 20 people.

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