GWADAR: At least 10 labourers were killed in Balochistan’s Gwadar district on Saturday as unidentified assailants opened fire at the construction site where they were working. According to Levies officials, unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened indiscriminate fire on the labourers working at a road in Gwadar’s Pishgan area, killing eight labourers on the spot, Levies sources confirmed.
Two of the injured labourers died while they were being rushed to District Headquarters Hospital, they added. The assailants fled the scene after the attack. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti also confirmed the death toll while speaking to media persons. Condemning the incident, he said, “We will not bow down before terrorists.”
The slain labourers belonged to Sindh’s Naushahro Feroze district. Their remains will be handed over to their family members later. Frontier Corps, police and Levies personnel have reached the spot and an investigation was underway. Meanwhile, head of the Edhi Welfare Organisation, Faisal Edhi, said their ambulances have departed from Karachi and will be bringing back the labourers’ bodies. He added that the convoy includes a cold storage van.