Ten labourers shot dead at Gwadar construction site

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GWADAR – At least ten labourers were killed and two others sustained injuries when unidentified gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at an under construction road in Gwadar, Balochistan.

The victims were working near Peshukan Ganz road when unknown armed men attacked them, Levies officials told.

The deceased and injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital.

Frontier Corps, police and Levies personnel have reached the spot and an investigation is underway.

It was not clear whether the attack was connected to the port or the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, a network of roads, railways and energy pipelines aiming to connect western Chinese cities to the sea port in Gwadar.

Militants trying to disrupt the CPEC project have killed more than 44 workers since 2014.

2017-05-13

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