Islamabad: Gunmen intercepted a passenger
bus and gunned down 10 people and injured five more in
Pakistan`s restive southwestern Balochistan province in what
officials said was an incident of ethnic killings.
The gunmen, who were riding motorcycles, intercepted
the bus travelling from Lahore to Quetta in Aab-e-Gum area
The gunmen asked all passengers to get out of the bus
and opened fire at 15 people after identifying them as
residents of Punjab province, police said.
The bodies and the injured were taken to the Civil
Hospital in provincial capital Quetta.
Police described the attack as an incident of targeted
killing on the occasion of Pakistan`s Independence Day.
Baloch nationalist groups engaged in an insurgency
have attacked people of Punjabi origin on several occasions.