Wednesday 18 September 2019

Bus-hijack gunmen murder 14 after checking their identities


Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan

Tom Barnes

Around 35 people were thought to have been travelling from Karachi to Gwadar when armed men stopped their bus, checked their identities, then shot individuals selectively.

Jehangir Dashti, an official in Balochistan province where the attack happened, said: "Fourteen passengers were lined up in a nearby open area and killed."

Prime Minister Imran Khan called it "an act of terror".

Balochistan separatists have previously targeted Pakistani security forces and people from neighbouring Punjab province.

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