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Gunmen kill 10 labourers near China “Belt and Road” projects in Pakistan

Sarfraz Bugti, Home Minister of Balochistan province, said that the labourers were working on road construction projects when they came under attack.

By: IANS | Islamabad | Updated: May 13, 2017 3:21 pm
gwadar shooting, pakistan, pakistan gwadar, gwadar attack, pakistan labourers shot, world news, indian express news Deputy Commissioner of Gwadar Naeem Bazai said that all the victims were natives of Naushero Feroze district, located in neighbouring Sindh province. (Source: Google maps)

At least 10 labourers were killed and two injured in two separate firing incidents in Pakistan’s southwest port city of Gwadar in Balochistan on Saturday. The incidents took place in the Pishgan and Ganth Road areas of Gwadar, Geo News reported. Unidentified assailants on motorcycles opened indiscriminate fire on the labourers and fled the scene.

Sarfraz Bugti, Home Minister of Balochistan province, said that the labourers were working on road construction projects when they came under attack. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. A search operation by local paramilitary forces was underway.

“We will not bow down before terrorists,” said Bugti condemning the attack. Deputy Commissioner of Gwadar Naeem Bazai said that all the victims were natives of Naushero Feroze district, located in neighbouring Sindh province.

The incident came as Pakistan and China inked various infrastructure agreements, including on setting up ports and for further developing Gwadar port, ahead of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum that begins on Sunday.

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    Indian Abroadf
    May 14, 2017 at 2:34 am
    Eliminate the Pak-China security personnel that are protecting the exploitors of Baloch and POK resources in name of CPEC. Kil laboroers not an ethical approach. Noble goal unethical approach.
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      Romik
      May 13, 2017 at 11:24 pm
      Pakancer south tibet
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        Mukadam
        May 13, 2017 at 9:34 pm
        All oeaceloving Muslims, progressive Muslims shall expose Wahhabi intolerance, violence and terrorism. It is only and ONLY Wahhabis of stan, Somali and the likes that are creating bad name for Muslims, creating rift between believes and non-believers alike. Shame on stani hypocrites, theHaraami children of Wahhabi of Saudi Arabians.
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          Mukadam
          May 13, 2017 at 9:29 pm
          These comments were put on Dawn but they dif not publish, hence cut and paste here. Mr. Nisar, stan's Home Minister, You can believe in your islam but why do you b non-believers as kafirs, heretics and all kind of names? Why do you b those who leave Islam as apostates? If secularism was that bad, why do you visit secular countries? And above all why do you have China as your big, iron brother if you despise Atheism as a Muslim? Hypocrite of first order. You b ed anything that is not Islam as Haraam. Mr. Nisar , first of all you shall know that everything that Islam stands for is Haraam, stolen from Judaism, from praying, cap, cir cision, halal, Messiah/prophet to anything you name it. Plagiarising is Haraam. Dawn is dead scared and will not print anything critical of Islam, may be truly as its editors and staff clearing comments will go straight behind the bars under Blasphemy law, shameful law, I am going to put these comments on Indiatoday and Indianexpress
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            Dash
            May 13, 2017 at 7:50 pm
            China is slowly colonizing Pak. Pak will crumble because of debt.
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