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Balochistan: Two Pakistan Navy personnel killed

Balochistan: Two Pakistan Navy personnel killed

Two Naval officers died and at least three others were wounded in an ambush in Jiwani area of Gwadar district on Monday.

The sailors were transporting iftar items from the Jiwani city when their vehicle was attacked by four assailants riding two motorbikes.

DawnNews however, said that according to the Navy only three personnel were injured in the encounter and they were all transported to Karachi hospital.

Security forces cordoned off the area and kicked off search operation. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the fatal gun assault.




Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri have condemned the incident.

In their separate messages, the duo showed their determination to restore peace in the region which has always been plagued by miscreants. "Islamic State fighters killed two Chinese people they had been holding in Baluchistan province, southwest Pakistan", The terrorist group's news agency Amaq had said, as per Reuters. As part of the project, China is also developing the Gwadar port where hundreds of Chinese and Pakistani officials and laborers are working on developmental projects.

The shooting incident occurs after Pakistan and China have inked agreements aimed at boosting cooperation in various sectors between the two countries.

India, Iran and Afghanistan are building the Chabahar Port in the strategic Iranian port city, apparently to counter Pakistan and China Gwadar port plan.


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