Four labourers and a policeman were killed in firing by unknown gunmen in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, police said.
The incident happened in the Nasirabad area of Turbat district, where the gunmen attacked a compound when the labourers from the country’s east Punjab province were sleeping, Nadir Shah, station house officer of police Nasirabad, told Xinhua.
The slain policeman was deployed at the security of the labourers, and the attackers entered the compound after shooting him dead, he added.
The officer said that one labourer got injured in the attack, and his condition was stable as he received the bullet injury in his hand.
It is the second incident of target killings of labourers in the district this month.
Earlier on Oct. 14, six labourers were killed and another was injured in firing by unknown assailants inside a compound in Turbat.
The police officer said that the security of the labourers working on different projects for public and private companies has been enhanced following Tuesday’s incident.
The Chief Minister of Balochistan, Ali Mardan Domki, condemned the attack and directed police to bring the culprits to justice.