Seven killed in targeted attack in Balochistan’s Gwadar

GWADAR, Pakistan — Seven laborers from Punjab province were killed in a targeted attack in Gwadar, Balochistan, local media reported Thursday amid rising militancy in the country.

According to Dunya News, assailants stormed a residential quarter near the fish harbor in the Sarbandar area of Gwadar and fired indiscriminately at the sleeping occupants.

Provincial authorities responded swiftly, cordoning off the area.

The bodies were transferred to a morgue for autopsies, and the injured were given medical attention at Gwadar Hospital.

Balochistan Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi condemned the “heinous act” and extended condolences to the bereaved families. Mir Zia Langau, another Balochistan interior minister, denounced the attack as cowardly and ordered a thorough investigation.

Langau pledged the provincial government’s commitment to pursuing the perpetrators and ensuring justice for the victims.