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Gunmen kill eight security men in Gwadar

Published Jul 21, 2012 09:51am


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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.

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Skin Taj Jul 21, 2012 03:40pm
GOD rest their souls in Jannat and Imagine the shaitaan face of the killers... they couldn't have been Muslims as to do such a heinous crime in holy month of Ramadan.
taroo Jul 21, 2012 03:57pm
any body who talks about freedom of bauchistan is a traitor.
Ali Jul 21, 2012 02:55pm
Foreign involvement!
Jag Jai Jul 21, 2012 02:11pm
Dear Hanul, I am fully supporter of Balochi common man, women or child and well wisher of them. Balochistan is a very sad story. They need education and economic progress. It is very sad not only the federal government but also the biggest hurdle is the feudal lords and tribe heads. They are exploiting the common Balochi. Please rise up and get freedom from the slavary of these feudal lords and tribe's head. You all are in my prayers. Allahsubhawatala give you and all Pakistanis freedom from these feudal lords.
Jag Jai Jul 21, 2012 02:26pm
Dear Hanul, Yes, not only the Balochis but all Pakistanis need freedom from the Feudal Lords. They are the biggest hindrance for the progress of the poor masses. They all are playing games to maintain their power and keep the poor as their slaves. I pray Allahasubhawatala to give freedom to all. With love and regards.
Abdul Jul 21, 2012 12:25pm
Before politicians at least used to give their condolences to the deceased. Now it is becoming so common they do not even notice. Too sad
Muhammad Jul 21, 2012 11:05am
There should be freedom of expression and no power/authority/human group should ban any expression of ideas events and initiatives.
jumani Jul 21, 2012 06:56pm
besides fair Governance which is never going to happen in this country-- perhaps we should confiscate all motorcycles since that is the medium used to " they were on motor cycles and sped off" is the story each ambush has
Hanul Jul 21, 2012 11:31am
there is no peace until freedom of balochistan.
Skin Taj Jul 21, 2012 11:13am
GOD rest their souls in Jannat and Imagine the shaitaan face of the killers... they couldn't have been Muslims as to do such a heinous crime in holy month of Ramadan. On the other hand it also shows that how bad our security forces are trained. They were like sitting ducks. The security forces NEED PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, so that they could be a step ahead of the terrorists.
ahsan_iftikhar Jul 21, 2012 07:06pm
Ae ALLAH pak reham farma hum par aur hum sb ko baksh de. Don't know why an assassin do not realize the level of crime they are doing. This is pure inhumanity. Quran best describes it. "If you kill a fellow human being it is though you have killed the entire human race". ALLAH in sb ko hidayat ata farmyn.
Amit Jul 21, 2012 07:08pm
Good observation now you know where your problem lies..Please stop being so much obsessed with India. Learn to respect every religion and culture. In India every religion, language and culture co-exists from centuries. There are exceptions but they are just exceptions and not the norm across the country. There is no harm in accepting the problem as that is the first step in working towards any solution. If you don't accept and recognize the problem you will never be able to resolve it!
Sikander Jul 21, 2012 03:34pm
The Baloch terrorists will suffer and suffer rightly. They only have themselves to blame.
PeaceLover Jul 21, 2012 06:17pm
Has anyone noticed on any article where there is anti Pakistan comment the number of likes are way more than dislikes. Seems Dawn has more readers in India than Pakistan.
Vikram Jul 21, 2012 04:51pm
It is sad to see people get killed. If security forces take law into their own hands and kill innocent people, sooner or later people will fight back
rehan chaudhry Jul 21, 2012 04:07pm
Prior to freedom of any part of the federation, first get your thoughts free, dont follow the so called liberators blindly. Choose the political platform to solve problems. Dont kill innocent people as it wouldn't do. We all know who is behind you and you are fighting who's war. Think about this carefully.
A Pakistani Jul 21, 2012 01:49pm
i wish god give wisdom to both Baloch and Govt Officials. Else a lot of Baloch will loose their lives and lot of govt security personnel staff as well.
Zizo Jul 21, 2012 12:47pm
Freedom of balochistan will only come when freedom of every outside filth is removed from the country!
Patriot Jul 21, 2012 12:47pm
These so called Baluch fighters are doing terrorist acts in Iran and Pakistan. The Iranian government has dealt decisively with them. Pakistan should also take steps to deal with this menace. Most of the people of Baluchistan are peace loving.
Sheikh Jul 21, 2012 01:21pm
What do u mean by freedom of Baluchistan ? Baluchistan is Pakistan and they need to act like Pakistanis and think Pakistan as their own country and stop being cry babies, every Pakistani who works hard and gets educated gets rewarded ,what is Baluchistan going to do after getting so called ' freedom',? Yes our government need to do more but I think people of Baluchistan need to realise that their 'SARDARS' only need money from them and will not do any thing constructive from them., so please , become true Pakistanis and respect PAKISTAN.
ahmadali86 Jul 21, 2012 01:22pm
The attackers manages to flee, now this is a funny part. In every similar news these attackers always managed to escape easily.
shahid Jul 21, 2012 01:27pm
freedom from pakistan is not possible beacuse Baluchistan is part of pakistan and we never do this...............
Kris Ramani Jul 21, 2012 07:34pm
I don't see any Anti-Pakistan comments anywhere here. And Yes, Dawn is the only few news papers in Pakistan that runs very independently which is very difficult in media controlled society and that is why we all Indians like the paper. I have no hatred for Pakistan as I was born in Hyderabad and feel Pakistan as my own country but being Indian does not mean I love India and hate Pakistan. We are all same...just got drifted away because of religion. Being Hindu family we have married girls from various religion including Muslim and have been l; living very happy. The point of happiness is to live along with each other and do not ridicule each other. Very soon India and Pakistan will be good neighbors and we all will live happily ever after.
Adil Jadoon Jul 21, 2012 07:35pm
"Fight back" by killing innocents in most cases.
rehman Jul 21, 2012 07:42pm
disagree. you can't just solve these problems by breaking up. break up all the states and provinces, then break up all the cities and eventually every house will have its own flag
Murali Jul 21, 2012 08:29pm
simple equation! indian population 7 times more than pakistan & so the readers too
Maaq Jul 21, 2012 10:06pm
There is no Paksitan with out Balochistan. Baloach are for Pakistan.
farooq Jul 21, 2012 10:58pm
I don't agree with the remarks of vikram .security men doing their duty and not killing any inncent people it is only propaganda
VLRA Jul 22, 2012 03:11am
Sir, without malice or ill will, Dawn has more enlightened readers in India than in Pakistan.
B R Chawla Jul 22, 2012 03:20am
The solution lies in embracing Baluchistan with developmetal funds, higher allocation for education,health and equal share in government. Solution does not lie in raping the culture and the political aspirations of the region. It is good for the Baloch people to stay with the Pakistan than seceding to form an independent state. India is not interested in dismemberment of Pakistan. It serves no purpose to have a strife torn nation in the neighbourhood. Let us not look at India as a convenient peg for all the domestic problems. Chawla
Muhibullah Jul 22, 2012 04:14am
Total failure of Writ of the government.Government should exercise her power to avoid such incidents in future.
IMRAN ALI Jul 22, 2012 04:32am
Whole nation are disturb, except politicians.... why because we are pakistanis? no.....We are proub to be a pakistani... lets start and share your participant against terrorism against corrupt politicians... its time
M Saleem Chaudhry Jul 22, 2012 04:47am
This is reflective of the calibre and competency of a C.M who doesn't know the difference between a genuine and fake degree. What can one expect from this kind of administration?
bilal Jul 22, 2012 07:12am
Coast Guard is only meant to check the drug trafficking and smuggling along the coast and not involved in any killing of people........................ then why anybody should fight them back.