[Dawn 19 April, 2019]

QUETTA/GWADAR: At least 14 people, including 11 personnel of Navy, Air Force and Coast Guards, were killed by gunmen after they were picked up with the help of their computerised national identity cards (CNICs) and offloaded from seven buses in the Buzi Pass area near Ormara in Gwadar district on Wednesday night. Official sources said that the tragic incident took place on the Makran Coastal Highway linking Karachi with the port city of Gwadar. The buses were going to Gwadar from Karachi.

An alliance of three banned militant organisations — the Balochistan Liberation Front, Balochistan Republican Army and Baloch Republican Guard — has claimed responsibility for the killings. A spokesman for the alliance, Baloch Khan, said that security personnel were killed after their identities were established.