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The image shows security officials. — Photo by Reuters

QUETTA: At least eight security men were killed and two were injured in an attack on the coast guard's checkpost in Gwadar on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

Levies sources said the officials were on routine duty at the checkpost when unknown gunmen opened fire.

The attackers who were riding motorbikes also fired rockets at the checkpost.

Initially, six security men were killed and three had been wounded. Two security officials succumbed to their injuries upon being shifted to a hospital for treatment.

The attackers managed to flee from the site of the attack. However, security officials cordoned off the area and began a hunt for the gunmen.