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Insurgents kill one, kidnap five in Balochistan

Suspected insurgents killed one employee and kidnapped five others in two separate incidents in the coastal region of Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province, police said on Tuesday.



Karachi: Suspected insurgents killed one employee and kidnapped five others in two separate incidents in the coastal region of Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province, police said on Tuesday.

In the first incident, masked gunmen riding on motorcycles barged into the Quetta Electric Supply Corporation Grid Station in the port city of Gwadar and opened indiscriminate fire, killing one employee on the spot.

In the second incident, armed men kidnapped five officials of the Irrigation department in the Shadi Core area near the Makran Coastal belt in the province.

The employees were working on a Dam project when they were kidnapped and taken away to an unknown destination.

A spokesman of the Baluch Republican Army claimed they had carried out the kidnapping and the officials included a high ranking engineer.

"We carried out the kidnapping as part of our campaign to free the province," spokesman Sarbaz Baluch told a television channel yesterday.

Insurgents have increased their strikes at government installations and have either killed or kidnapped government officials. 

From Zee News

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