Balochistan

Gunmen kill 10 labourers at Gwadar construction site

GWADAR: At least ten labourers were gunned down by unknown assailants in a broad daylight at a coastal village of Pishukan in district Gwadar, ARY News reported Saturday.

According to our correspondent Shahid Rind, the labourers were working on a under construction link-road at Pishukan village of Gwadar district when they came under a brazen assault.

Three labourers were also injured in the attack and they were moved to a hospital in Gwadar. The city administration Gwadar has confirmed all the victims belonged to Naushero Feroz, city of Sindh.

However, the identification of the labours could not be ascertained immediately.

The spokesperson of Balochistan government Anwar ul Haq, while talking to ARY News, confirmed causalities of at least seven labourers.

According to eye witnesses’, the armed militants sprayed the workers with bullets and managed to flee the scene.

So far, no militant group has claimed the responsibility of the attack but such attacks had intermittently been carried out by militants of banned nationalist groups in the province.

Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri has condemned the cowardly attack on the daily-wage workers.

A greater push towards peace and development by government authorities has reduced the violence considerably in recent years.

The push includes starting work on a massive Chinese infrastructure project — the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor — which gives Beijing a route to the Arabian Sea through Balochistan’s deep sea port of Gwadar.

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