QUETTA - A leader of Balochistan National Party (BNP), Abdul Latif Shahwani, and a passer-by boy were killed in Khuzdar district, 360km southeast of Quetta, on Sunday night. According to sources, unidentified armed men opened targeted Shahwani at Masjid Road with sophisticated weapons. As a result, he and a 12-year-old passer-by boy, Abdul Samad, died on the spot after receiving critical bullet wounds. Abdul Latif Shahwani was riding a motorbike and was on his way to his home when he was attacked, sources said. Police moved the bodies to a hospital for autopsy and later handed them over to heirs after completing legal formalities. As the news spread, a large number of BNP workers rushed to the hospital and residence of the slain leader. Police quoting eyewitnesses said two attackers riding a motorbike targeted the BNP leader. Investigations are underway to ascertain motive behind the killing and it will be premature to say something about the nature of incident, a police official said. Meanwhile, BNP has strongly condemned the killing and announced a shutter-down strike for Monday (today) in the Khuzdar town and three-day mourning. Meanwhile, Four bodies of Baloch missing persons with bullet wounds and torture marks were recovered from Quetta and Mastung on Sunday. According to police sources, on a tip-off they recovered two dead bodies near Killi Qambrani within the Shalkot Police Stations precincts. The bodies were moved to Bolan Medical Complex Hospital (BMCH) for autopsy where they were identified as Zubair Sarpara and Tariq. The hospital sources said both the victims had a single bullet wound in skull while their hands were tied from behind while letters were also found from their pockets in which their names and caste were written. Police found two more bodies from Dasht Bado area of Mastung district, some 50km away from the provincial capital. The bodies were shifted to BMCH where their identity was ascertained, Suhbat Marri and Shadin Marri, in a similar fashion, the letters found from the pockets. The sources say these victims also had bullet wound in their temple that resulted in their instant death while torture marks were also visible on the bodies. Later, police handed over the body of Sarpara to his family members who accused the security forces of killing Zubair while in illegal detention. Talking to media, President Baloch Voice for Missing Persons (BVMP) Nasrullah Baloch alleged that all four victims were kidnapped by the government agencies. He said Tariq and Zubair had gone missing some 20 days back from Quetta while there was no knowledge about the whereabouts of Suhbat and Shadin for the last six months. Nasrullah said 55 missing persons, who were registered in BVMPs list, had been killed within short a span of six months while eight mutilated bodies, found from different areas, had not been identified yet. He said the family members of the latest victims had held protest demonstrations, addressed news conferences and also established contacts with human rights organisations for safe and early release but ultimately they received the bodies. He appealed to the International humanitarian organisations to take notice of the killing of Baloch missing persons and ensure safe recovery of the remaining; otherwise, they would also be killed in a same manner. Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Balochistan chapter organised a demonstration to protest against the recovery of bullet-riddled bodies, increased incidents of targeted killings and kidnapping for ransom. They took out a rally from Jinnah Road and marched through Shahara-e-Iqbal, Meezan Chowk and Court Road, and gathered outside Quetta Press Club. The protesters chanted slogans against the government and the law enforcement agencies for their failure to maintain peace and harmony in the region. They also criticised the FC for humiliating the people during snap checking at public places. Addressing the protesters, Chairman Balochistan chapter Zahoor Shahwani said law and order situation in Balochistan was deteriorating with each passing day and all sorts of inhuman crimes were on the rise. He said it seemed that the criminals had been given a free hand to do whatever they liked to, adding that the minorities were not safe in the province. While warning the govt that any failure in controlling the situation could result in a civil war, Shahwani said despite the presence of law enforcement agencies, people were being whisked away from right under their nose. The HRCP demanded the govt to take immediate and concrete steps to maintain order and peace in Balochistan and a high-level probe into the recovery of decomposed bodies.