QUETTA – Four people were injured in Quetta’s Mannan Chowk area when two groups clashed over a land dispute on Saturday morning with police acting as silent spectators.

The incident caught on camera showed attackers using knives and guns to injure multiple victims in an area categorised as a high-security zone.

Eye-witnesses while detailing the harrowing incident said that despite the fact that injured sought to enlist the help of police, police personnel present at the scene did not budge, with some even fleeing from the spot.

The deputy inspector general of police, Quetta, Abdul Razzaq Cheema, said in a statement that the Mannan Chowk incident was the result of a ‘tribal dispute’ between two groups.

‘Strict legal action would be taken against police officials who showed negligence in averting the violence’ he said.

‘Police were later deployed in the vicinity of the warring tribesmen to avoid another untoward incident, and raids will be conducted to apprehend those involved in the attack’ Cheema said.

On the other hand, chief minister Balochistan has taken strict notice and ordered inquiry into the incident.