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Three labourers working on China 'Silk Road' project killed in Turbat

Updated May 19, 2017 06:52pm

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Suspected militants on Friday gunned down three workers building a Chinese-funded "Silk Road" highway in Balochistan, just days after a similar attack killed 10 labourers, officials said.

The men killed on Friday were part of a team working on a major highway in the Hoshab area of Turbat, linking the port-city of Gwadar to Quetta, said Sarmad Saleem, a regional official.

"One laborer died on the spot and two others succumbed to their injuries in hospital," Saleem said.

They were making a trip to a marketplace in the small town of Hoshab, 280 km from Gwadar, to buy daily supplies, said an official of the paramilitary force overseeing security in Baluchistan.

The assailants managed to flee on a motorcycle.

Levies and frontier corps personnel reached the spot to initiate an investigation into the incident.

The officer said the labourers had been working on the construction of a road under the Frontier Works Organization (FWO). "The labourers belonged to the Khairpur area of Sindh province," he said.

The incident comes almost a week after the miscreants killed 10 labourers in Pishgan area of Gwadar district.

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Comments (14) Closed



logicaldue May 19, 2017 04:16pm

Is there anyone incharge of law and order in Balochistan? What is the department of interior doing to control weapons? Weren't the provinces keen on getting more authority and what are they doing on getting it.

Dr Abdul Qadeer May 19, 2017 05:23pm

its not better for Pakistan and its unity , #BLA is enemy of labour ?

Alba May 19, 2017 07:24pm

Pakistan is going to need more troops to see the CPEC finished.

AdNan 2 May 19, 2017 07:36pm

I am sure India is behind this. They want to damage Pakistan Gwadar port. They don't want Gwadar port successful.

Usman May 19, 2017 07:47pm

Cowards killing innocent

M Jamal May 19, 2017 07:54pm

All can be handled if there is a will.It seem that very minute lapses or negligences are the factors in lost of lives and hurting our pride.Those failing in their duties must be punished.

Khanm May 19, 2017 07:57pm

Baluchistan needs a political resolve..how long the innocent will loose their lives..enough is enough..let us bring provincialism in it's true form and spirit..my country men let not repeat the mistakes of the past..we paid a heavy price for it ..If peace can only come through killing someone, then I don't want it...

G.UPADHYAY May 20, 2017 12:24am

@AdNan 2---Your arguments are prejudiced and biased

Nilesh May 20, 2017 12:40am

This need to stop. It will increase cost of construction

Jamil Soomro, NEW YORK CITY May 20, 2017 06:45am

How many more innocent Sindhi Workers have to lay down their lives for working in Balochistan? When will this vicious cycle of cold blooded murders end? The relatives of these victims must be totally devastated. Where is the Govt.of Pakistan?

Saudagar May 20, 2017 09:27am

I mean this seems way too lack of competency.What do security agencies and intelligence agencies actually do? Blaming neighbours does satisfy the ego but what about the agencies responsible for security? Is there anything called accountability or contingency?

Khalid May 20, 2017 12:14pm

This is very common in my country Pakistan. If you are alive, you are lucky!

awan May 20, 2017 05:29pm

Fail of intelligence..in charge of intelligence in that should be investigated and reconsider the security measures.

rks May 21, 2017 08:23am

@Saudagar : Perhaps the Johannesburg security workers can teach other security officers about security intelligence and QUICK action?