MASTUNG (Web Desk) – Militants Friday shot dead at least 19 passengers after taking them hostage from two buses en route to Karachi from Pashin, local media reported.

“The attackers first pelted the buses with stones and then opened fire on the passengers near Mangochar area. At least 25 armed men forced their way into the buses as they came to a screeching halt and took with them away near 35 people. They killed most of them,” an eyewitness told media.

According to Balochistan Home Minister, Sarfaraz Bugti, the assailants have executed 19 of the 20 hostages so far.