At least 10 labourers were killed and two others injured in two separate firing incidents that happened in Pakistan’s southwest port city of Gwadar in Balochistan on Saturday.
According to Geo News, the firings took place in the Pishgan and Ganth Road areas of Gwadar. Unidentified assailants on bikes open fired on the labourers and fled the scene.
Condemning the attack, Sarfraz Bugti, Home Minister of Balochistan province, said “We will not bow down before terrorists,”. He also said that the labourers were working on road construction projects when the incident took place.
No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack so far. A search operation by local paramilitary forces is underway.
Deputy Commissioner of Gwadar Naeem Bazai said that the victims were natives of Naushero Feroze district, located in neighbouring Sindh province.
The incident happened as Pakistan and China inked various infrastructure agreements, including setting up ports and for further developent of Gwadar port, ahead of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum.