Gunmen Kill 14 Passengers Pulled from Buses in Pakistan

Amman, Gunmen killed 14 commuter bus passengers in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, apparently singling out people who worked for the armed services, in an attack claimed by militants in Baluchistan province.

The killings took place on the coastal highway near Ormara, in Gwadar district, where armed men dressed as paramilitary forces stopped six buses late Wednesday night. They checked the passengers’ identification papers and separated 16 of them from the group, then let the rest go.

The local police found the victims’ bodies, which had been shot at close range, early Thursday. Two of those pulled from the buses managed to escape, officials said.

Source: Jordan News Agency