- The Baloch terror group claimed the responsibility, claimed that they were targeting Navy and Coast Guard personnel
- Different Media Agencies reported that 14 men were killed including 9 Navy Personnel
QUETTA, PAKISTAN: At least 14 people were shot dead in an ambush on multiple buses traveling between Karachi and Gwadar in the distant Ormara area in the province of Balochistan on Thursday.
According to the initial reports, the unknown assailants intercepted the buses in Buzi Top area on the Coastal Highway around midnight and offloaded 16 of the three dozens people on the bus after checking their identity cards.
The happening took place as the bus was traveling on the Makran coastal highway between Karachi and the Gwadar port in Balochistan, local official Jehangir Dashti told the press.
The travelers were offloaded from the bus and taken to an unknown second location, where they were shot dead, early on Thursday morning, said Balochistan Information Minister Zahoor Buledi.
“They identified non-Baloch by checking their identity cards and employee cards,” said Buledi. “They took them to the nearby mountains and shot them dead after tying their hands.”
More than a dozen gunmen were involved in the act.
“In this tragic incident, 14 passengers were forced off the bus, they were lined up in a nearby open area and killed by the terrorists,” he said.
The prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan sought solicited report into the incident, a PM Office statement said.
He has asked the concerned departments to act quickly and bring the perpetrators of this hideous act to justice soon.
The prime minister Imran Khan also expressed his sympathies with the affected families of the victims.
A political party, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also condemned the sorry event and slammed the government that they have failed to control the terrorists from the following terrorism across the country of Pakistan.
Further, In his statement, Bilawal slashed the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, ruling party) government and said that the terror attack once again claimed lives of innocents inside Balochistan’s territory.
He demanded the government to bring the masterminds of the act to justice.