Pakistanis react to deadly Makran Coastal Highway bus attack

03:16 PM | 18 Apr, 2019
Pakistanis react to deadly Makran Coastal Highway bus attack

LAHORE - Fourteen passengers were forced to offload from a bus on Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan's Ormara area and shot dead by unidentified gunmen early on Thursday.

Pakistan Navy personnel were among the martyred in the attack, which took place near Bozi Top, a Pakistan Navy spokesperson said. The attackers, who numbered around two dozen, were wearing camouflage uniforms, provincial home secretary Haider Ali told AFP.

They "stopped buses on the Makran Coastal Highway and gunned down 14 people", he said, adding that the four vehicles were travelling to Karachi from the coastal town of Ormara.

The bodies were shifted to a nearby health facility in Ormara. The attack came less than a week after 21 people, including eight Hazara, were killed and 48 others injured in a suicide blast in Quetta's Hazarganji sabzi mandi.

People are expressing their sympathies with the families of the victims on Twitter:

Our prayers and condolences with those affected and their families.