QUETTA: At least 14 passengers were offloaded from buses and shot dead on the Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan’s Ormara town early on Thursday.
According to Levies sources, 15-20 unidentified armed men intercepted five coaches travelling between Karachi and Gwadar near the Buzi Top area.
The assailants checked the identity cards of passengers and offloaded 16 of them. They then opened fire, killing 14 of the offloaded passengers as two managed to escape from the scene
The deceased were shifted to Ormara Hospital.
A heavy contingent of Levies reached the site of the incident and launched an investigation.
Earlier in 2015, armed men had kidnapped about two dozen people from two passenger coaches in the mountainous area of Khad Kocha and shot dead at least 19 of them.
Last week, at least 20 people, security personnel and children among them, were killed and 48 others wounded in a suicide attack at the Hazarganji fruit and vegetable market in Quetta last Friday.
The deceased included eight members of the Hazara community and soldier of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC).