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Pakistan: Two naval officers dead, three injured in Gwadar gun attack

The officers were transporting iftar items during a routine run from Jiwani city when the attack took place. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 20, 2017 12:17 am
pakistan, pakistan naval attack, two pak naval officers dead, pakistan naval officers attacked, jiwani attack, balochistan, pakistan news, indian express The officers were transporting iftar items during a routine run from Jiwani city when the attack took place. (Source: Google Maps)

At least two Pakistani naval officers were killed and three others injured after their vehicle was ambushed by four assailants on two motorbikes in the restive southwestern Balochistan province, the Dawn reported. The officers were transporting iftar items during a routine run from Jiwani city in the Gwadar district when the attack took place. “Four armed men on two motorcycles attacked the Naval vehicle and opened indiscriminate firing on it,” a Baluchistan government official said.

Following the attack, security has been tightened and a search operation was launched in the area to apprehend those involved in the attack. Reflecting on the incident, Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri directed the police to submit a report about the “terrorist” incident. “We will not bow down before the terrorists,” Zehri said in his condemnation statement.

No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack on the officers. Baloch nationalists and Islamist militants are infamous for often carrying out attacks against the security forces in the province. The latest incident comes just few days after the ISIS claimed that it had killed two Chinese nationals, who had been kidnapped on May 24th from Jinnah town in Quetta.

Gwadar port and Baluchistan are the integral part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and both countries have agreed to bolster security for the people, including Chinese nationals, working on different projects under the USD 50 billion project.

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  1. P
    Jun 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    Please update your news post BLA has claimed responsibility for this attack. Follow them on twitter BalochArmy : balochliberationvoice
    1. Srichand Raheja
      Jun 20, 2017 at 9:00 am
      In the name of CPEC, if Pakistani navel officers are getting gunned, GOD help the Chinese.
      1. A
        Android mobile.
        Jun 20, 2017 at 6:56 am
        Yes, Pakistan getting a taste of what they are doing to our soldiers in Kashmir.. only difference Kashmir is Indian legal territory and baluchisthan annexed by Jinnah by deceit and cheating
        1. S
          Jun 20, 2017 at 6:33 am
          This is how Mohamed followers celebrate cricket victory. I read in Kashmir, Muslims were throwing rocks and fire crackers at cops and army men.
          1. G
            George Cruz
            Jun 20, 2017 at 5:26 am
            Moral of the incident......Chickens are coming back to roost...Islamic Caliphate Pak has too much blood on its hand ....various terror groups like Al Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS. LeT terrorizing/killing innocent around the globe..
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