QUETTA - Some unidentified assailants gunned down a youth and threw his body near a plaza in Shahbaz Town area here on Saturday.

Being tipped off, police rushed to the spot and took the body into custody. Later, the body was shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for medico-legal formalities. The identity of the youth could not be ascertained. A case has been registered and further investigation in this connection is underway.

In another incident, some miscreants had planted explosives in a dustbin which went off in Duki area of Loralai. However, no loss of life was reported in the incident. Police rushed to the site, caromed off the area and started investigation into the incident.