14 shot dead after being offloaded from bus in Pakistan

At least 14 people were shot dead on early Thursday after being offloaded from a passenger bus on Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan’s Ormara area early on Thursday.

Around 15 unidentified gunmen in donning uniforms of paramilitary personnel stopped five or six buses travelling between Karachi and Gwadar.

They stopped the buses on the Makran Coastal Highway checked their identity cards and offloaded them before shooting them dead, police said

The miscreants opened fire on 14 people killing them on the spot, however, two passengers managed to escape, police added.

Balochistan Home Minister Zia Langove said a full-scale investigation had been launched to track down the gunmen.

The bodies were shifted to a health facility in Ormara.

The motive behind the killings and the identity of the victims yet to be ascertained.

Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly condemned the killings that took place in Buzi Top area of Balochistan at Makran Coastal Highway in a statement from his office and sought a report on the incident. 

He also directed the authorities concerned to make every possible effort to identify and bring the culprits of the barbaric act to justice.