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Seven labours gunned down in Gwadar

09 May, 2024 12:03

At least seven labours were killed in their residential quarters in Balochistan’s port city, Gwadar.

According to Gwadar Police Station Station House Officer (SHO) Mohsin Ali, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a residential quarter near the Gwadar Fish Harbour in the Surbandar area.

Seven people expired on the spot while one sustain injuries, he added.

He said that they work in a barber shop in the area and belonged to district Khanewal in Punjab.

The injured and the bodies were moved to the Gwadar Hospital, the police official said.

Chief Minister Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti condemned the killing of the workers and extended his sympathies towards the families of the victims.

He also sought a report on the matter, maintaining that “all kinds of force will be used to arrest the terrorists and their facilitators”.

Moreover, Balochistan Home Minister Mir Zia Ullah Langau has ordered an investigation into the incident, terming it “open terrorism”.

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