Deadly massacre: 14 passengers killed in bus assault on Makran Coastal Highway

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Gwadar: In an unfortunate incident today, unknown armed assailants after offloading passengers from a bus opened indiscriminate firing which resulted in the killing of at least 14 people on Makran Coastal Highway, sources said.

According to preliminary details, the attackers that were around 10-12 in numbers intercepted more than two buses that were on a route between Karachi and Gwadar and after revealing their identities offloaded the passengers and shot them, sources informed.

The bodies of 14 were recovered from Noor Baksh Hotel which is being shifted to a nearby health facility in the area of Ormara.

It is pertinent to mention here that two of the passengers remained unhurt in the deadly massacre and luckily managed to reach to the nearest Levies checkpost.

Provincial home minister Mir Zia Langov said in-depth probe had been initiated into the attack and the assailants will soon be track down.

Subsequent to the incident, security forces immediately reached the spot and further investigations are underway.

The objective behind this brutal killing and the victims’ identity are not yet ascertained.