Quetta: 3 labourers gunned down
QUETTA: Gunmen killed three people and injured six others in a town close to the Iranian border in Kech district on Wednesday evening. Official sources said that nine labourers, who hailed from Sahiwal and Faisalabad, had arrived in Mand Balo from Iran and were waiting for a bus to leave for Karachi when four men on motorcycles opened fire.
Three workers, Riaz Ahmed, Mohammad Gulzar and Mohammad Fayyaz, died on the spot, while Mohammad Shafiq, Ehsanullah, Mohammad Faizan, Abdul Karim, Mohammad Farooq and Mohammad Hussain were injured.The attackers escaped.
Other sources put the death toll at five, but security officials confirmed three deaths. Security forces took the injured to a hospital.
Official sources said the condition of two of the injured was serious because they had suffered multiple bullet wounds.The bodies were shifted to Turbat to be sent to their native areas.
Security forces launched a search operation for the assailants but no arrest was reported till late in the night.