Three labourers gunned down in Balochistan


NASIRABAD: At least three labourers belonging to Sindh  province were killed and another was wounded after unidentified men attacked them in Nasirabad district of Balochistan on Tuesday.

According to details, the assailants sprayed bullets on the labourers engaged in routine work in Dera Murad Jamali, killing three on the spot and injuring others critically.

The bodies and injured were shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities. Police have registered a case and started an investigation.

Suspected separatist elements in Balochistan often target non-native labourers working on development projects in the province.

On May 4, at least six Punjabi labourers were killed and one injured in an incident of firing in Kharan. According to Levies, unknown miscreants on motorcycles targetted labourers in the Laijay area of Kharan. Last year, four labourers from Sindh working on a road project were gunned down in the same area.

In April 2015, 20 labourers were killed while working for a private construction company in Gokdan, about 15 kilometres from Turbat city in Balochistan.

Most of the victims hailed from Sindh and Punjab who were busy working on an under-construction bridge over the Sorap stream. The responsibility of the killings was claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF).