The shooting took place in Naushki district, 180 kilometres west of Quetta.-AF/File photo

QUETTA: Two gunmen opened fired on labourers building a mosque in Pakistan's restive southwest on Sunday killing five people, police said.

The shooting took place in Naushki district, 180 kilometres west of Quetta. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

“Two unidentified gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire on the five labourers from Punjab province constructing a mosque in the village of Kisankuri and then fled,” local police official Munir Mengal told AFP.

He said that four labourers died at the scene while the fifth succumbed to his wounds in hospital.

A local intelligence official confirmed the incident and casualties.

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