19 Pakistani labourers killed in Afghanistan attack

Published: July 3, 2011

Nineteen Pakistani labourers were killed when militants opened fire on them in the Logar province of Afghanistan. PHOTO : REUTERS/ FILE

Nineteen Pakistani labourers were killed when militants opened fire on them in the Logar province of Afghanistan.

The labourers were working on a under construction security check post when militants attacked them.

Afghan authorities handed over bodies of three of the workers to Pakistani authorities at Torkham border crossing today.

Funeral prayers of three identified as Raham Daad, Fawad and Akram, were offered and they were laid to rest in their native area of Rashakai in district Noshera.

The rest of the bodies are still in the custody of Afghan authorities.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • bamaabbyyaa
    Jul 3, 2011 - 11:51AM

    Its very sad that workers who are there to feed there family and work hard …for a days job.. are killed because of the “Strategic Depth” previously it was only Indian workers and now Pakistanis …. Poetic justice na ?? (Any killing of anubody especially the poor is sad Pakistani or Indian)Recommend

  • Someone
    Jul 3, 2011 - 3:22PM

    Is this revenge from the Afghans? If so, very cheap tacticRecommend

  • Raj
    Jul 4, 2011 - 8:38AM

    Sad, the poor people are the victims..so sad..Recommend

  • Jul 5, 2011 - 3:10PM

    If Pakistanis started attacking Afghan labourers in Pakistan, what would the results be? I salute the patience of the Pakistani people in the face of Afghan duplicity and ungratefulness.Recommend

  • Jul 5, 2011 - 5:42PM

    so sad, innocent people,
    this is too bad,
    I have no words for this bad act of cruelty, if someone is thinking that this is the revenge of Afghan sorry to say they are forgetting more than 2 million Afghani in Pakistan,
    they are living, eating, and surveying.
    I think they have never faced such a kind of cruel, or InshAllah they will never face until they are in Pakistan, because whatever anybody about Pakistan, Pakistan is Pakistan,
    Pakistan Zindabad, Recommend

  • Labourer
    Jul 11, 2011 - 5:14PM

    @DarkerStar: Poor Afghan laborers are get killed even when building a government funded hospital or road, by the very ‘strategic assets’ of Pakistan in Afghanistan, yet the Ummat Newspaper [Karachi] celebrate their death and read that a victory by the holy Mujahiddin ‘taking on’ the American invaders.
    Now, why do you associate this killings to the Afghan government and it’s people? They were building a security check post for the Afghan Security Forces. You have to blame your government’s favorite elements [The Afghan Taliban] for this.


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