The Hush Post|12:00 am|1-min-read
At least 14 passengers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen early on Thursday on Makran Coastal Highway in Pakistan’s Balochistan. Two passengers escaped and reached the nearest Levies check post. They were shifted to a hospital for treatment.
As per the media reports, around 15 unidentified armed men in camouflages stopped five or six buses between Karachi and Gwadar. Around 1 am, they stopped the buses and offloaded some of the passengers after asking for their identities. “After scanning their identities and offloading, the gunmen shot dead 14 passengers”.
The bodies were shifted to a nearby health facility in Ormara. The motive behind the killings and the identity of the victims is yet to be ascertained.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has taken notice of the incident. He said, “The concerned authorities must take action against the responsible immediately” .
Meanwhile, Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister, Fawad Chaudhry said that recent terrorist attacks seem to be conducted under a planned pattern. “First Hazara attack, then Hayatabad incident and now coastal highway incident. A planned pattern seems to be working behind these attacks. We have sacrificed a lot for peace. We have gained great success in the war against terrorism but the war has not ended yet,” he wrote.