Pakistan: Five killed as unidentified gunmen open fire in Turbat


QUETTA: At least five people, including four labourers and a policeman, were killed on Tuesday morning when unidentified gunmen opened fire at labourers in Turbat city of Balochistan.

Police sources said unidentified persons opened fire at the labourers in Nasarabad area of Turbat. Four labourers and a policeman guarding them were killed on the spot, police said.

The attackers managed to escape the site unscathed. Police personnel reached the spot and shifted the deceased to the Turbat district headquarters hosptial.

A large number of locals in the area also reached the site of the incident. However, the police cordoned off the area as an investigation into the incident was initiated.

Balochistan Caretaker Chief Minister Ali Mardan Domki took notice of the incident and directed the authorities to arrest the culprits behind the killing.

In a statement issued after the attack, Domki said the terrorists behind the attack would be arrested and punished. He said the present government is committed to protecting the lives and properties of the masses.

The deceased were later shifted to their hometown Muzzafar Garh in Punjab province. Strict security measures were adopted by the administration during this process.

This incident has come more than two weeks after unidentified assailants opened fire and killed six labourers in Satellite Town of