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Gunmen attack passenger buses near Mach in Balochistan; three killed

December 20, 2012

— Dawn File Photo

QUETTA: Unidentified gunmen attacked two passenger buses near Mach in Balochistan’s Bolan district late on Thursday killing three and injuring six. Some passengers were kidnapped by the attackers as well, DawnNews reported.

According to sources in Levies Forces, unknown attackers, apparently came down from nearby hills, opened fire on two passenger buses near Mach which spread chaos among the passengers.

The Sadiqabad-bound buses were coming from Quetta.

Initial reports suggest the attackers have taken some of the passengers hostages.

The injured were being transferred to a Quetta hospital. The incident has halted traffic on Quetta-Jacobabad highway.