Unidentified men kill seven workers from Punjab in Gwadar
The seven men worked in a barbershop in the Fishing Jetty Harbour area of the district.

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Pic courtesy Dawn.com

Lahore, May 9: Seven staffers of a barber shop were killed Thursday by unidentified gunmen in Balochistan’s port city of Gwadar while they were sleeping in their residential quarters.

The workers who belonged to Pakistan’s Punjab province were killed in the early hours in a residential fishing area of Gwadar’s Sarband district of Balochistan province.

The seven men worked in a barbershop in the Fishing Jetty Harbour area of the district.

According to Gwadar Police Station Station House Officer (SHO) Mohsin Ali, unidentified men opened fire at the workers who lived near the Gwadar Fish Harbour in the Surbandar area.

This incident comes at least three weeks after unidentified assailants gunned down 11 people in separate terror incidents in the Nushki district of Balochistan.

At least 11 people were gunned down by unknown assailants in two separate terror incidents in Nushki district of Balochistan.

Nine of the deceased, who belonged to Punjab, were travelling in a bus on the National Highway from Quetta to Taftan when they were stopped by the militants, pulled out of the bus and abducted.

The police launched a search operation for the abductees, however, their bodies were found under the bridge near a hill. All of them had been shot dead.

The murdered men belonged to the Mandi Bahauddin, Wazirabad and Gujranwala areas of Punjab. According to Nushki Superintendent of Police (SP) Allah Bukhsh, the deceased men were labourers.

On March 20 too, security forces foiled a fierce attack after a group of gunmen stormed the Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) colony.

Eyewitnesses said that they heard multiple explosions after firing in the complex which houses passport office, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office, and other government offices.

In a statement on the latest killings, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the attack in Gwadar, and offered condolences to the families of the victims.

The attack also comes close on the heels of the May 1 attack on a police checkpoint post Punjab’s Taunsa Sharif district, in which seven police officers were injured.

According to ARY news, an anonymous policeman speaking to media agencies about the May 1 incident confirmed that over 20 unknown assailants carried out the terror attack at the outlying Jhangi checkpoint located in the Dera Ghazi Khan district of Punjab