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May 19, 2017

Four paramilitary soldiers injured in Balochistan blast

QUETTA: At least four paramilitary troops were injured in a blast  near Mastung on...

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Three labourers gunned down in Balochistan

Three labourers gunned down in Balochistan

QUETTA:   Gunmen shot dead three labourers and injured another on Friday in Balochistan’s Turbat area, according to Geo News.

Official sources said the labourers were working at a road construction project when they were targeted.

Condemning the attack, Balochistan Home Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri said the government would take strict action against elements involved in the killing of innocent people.

“We will foil every effort aimed at hindering Balochistan’s progress,” he said.

The incident came a week after gunmen killed 10 labourers in a town near Gwadar district.

Pakistan has been battling a low level insurgency in mineral-rich Balochistan since 2004.

A greater push towards peace and development by authorities has reduced the violence considerably in recent years.

The push includes starting work on a massive Chinese infrastructure project -- the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor -- which gives Beijing a route to the Arabian Sea through Balochistan´s deep sea port of Gwadar.

   

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