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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday strongly denounced the Makran Coastal Highway firing incident that claimed lives of 14 innocent people.
The premier while seeking report into the incident has directed the authorities concerned to make every possible effort to identify and bring the perpetrators of the barbaric act to justice.
PM Khan also expressed his sympathies with the families of the victims.
At least 14 passengers were offloaded from buses and shot dead on the Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan’s Ormara town.
Read more: 14 shot dead after being offloaded from passenger bus on Makran Coastal Highway
According to Levies sources, unidentified armed men intercepted five coaches travelling between Karachi and Gwadar near the Buzi Top area.
The assailants after checking the identity cards of passengers, offloaded 16 of them. They then opened fire, killing 14 of the offloaded passengers as two managed to escape from the scene
A heavy contingent of Levies reached the site of the incident and launched an investigation.
Last week, 21 people, including eight Hazara, were killed and 48 others injured in a suicide blast in Quetta’s Hazarganji sabzi mandi.

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