Gunmen kill 7 coastguards in Gwadar: Officials

Around 24 gunmen armed with rockets and heavy weapons attack check post.


Afp July 27, 2013
This photograph taken on February 12, 2013 shows the construction site at Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

QUETTA: Gunmen attacked a coastguard check post in Balochistan on Saturday, killing seven officials and wounding seven others, officials said.

The incident happened in the Suntsar area of Gwadar district, 1,420 kilometres southwest of Quetta.

"Around 24 gunmen armed with rockets and heavy weapons, attacked the checkpost and killed seven coastguard officials," provincial home secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told AFP.

He said at least seven coastguard officials were also injured in the early morning attack.

A local tribal police official Muhammad Ali also confirmed the attack and casualties and said the identity of the attackers was not immediately known.

Baluchistan suffers from both militancy and a regional insurgency which began in 2004, with rebels demanding political autonomy and a greater share of profits from the region's natural resources.

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Malak | 7 years ago | Reply

@Voice of Baloch: So you are saying none are agents of RAW and MOSSAD, who is helping from Afghanistan, arent there are training camps in Afghanistan. is it all lies, who used Indian passport to travel to Switzerland? Yes the killing and disappearnce is condemable done by Pak Army, But one has to stop killings of innocents be its sindhi, baloch, pathan or punjabi, they are all humans and have loved ones..... its common man who is dieing sardars are enjoying their way of life more and more lavishly... lets peace and new govt give a chance and work for the development of the commoners of baluchistan who has been suffering and will continue suffering unless these sardars sacrifies their greed of money and power.........

Imran | 7 years ago | Reply @Imtiaz Khattak: You must be in some armed forces and brain washed... , how can you say all pathans are not against Pakistan, you will only find out the truth once you start to live in some punjabi area or work under punjabi bosses. I am sure you will change your mind.
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