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Thursday 21 August 2014

Pakistan motorbike gunmen kill six

Published 01/11/2013 | 15:46

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Gunmen on motorcycles have shot dead six miners on their way home from work in Pakistan.

Gunmen on motorcycles have attacked a truck carrying mineworkers from a Shiite Hazara community in southwest Pakistan killing six workers and injuring the driver.

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Officials said the gunmen attacked the coal miners as they were on their way to residential camp after work in the Machh district of Baluchistan. .

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. An al Qaida-linked militant group known as Lashker-e-Jhangvi has claimed past attacks on the Shiite Hazara community.

A low-level insurgency has been going on in Baluchistan over the last decade. Baluch nationalist groups demand autonomy and a greater share in province's gas and mineral resources. Islamic militants are also active there.

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