News Desk

14 passengers were brutally shot down by unidentified armed men at Ormara area on the Makran Coastal Highway in Baluchistan. Around 15-20 masked assailants in camouflaged uniforms stopped five to six buses travelling from Ormara and Karachi at Buzi Top (Buzi Pass) between 12:00 AM to 1 AM. 16 passengers were offloaded from the buses after revelation of their CNIC and service cards. The assailants opened fire at the offloaded passengers after tying their hands which left 14 passengers dead.

Two out of sixteen men managed to flee from the massacre and reach Levies check-post after which they were shifted to Ormara Hospital for further treatment. It has been confirmed by Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) that officers of Pakistani Navy and Coast Guard were among the deceased victims.

Buzi Top is a desolate area with dodgy landscape therefore the buses cannot seek refuge in such fright incidents. In the area, no mobile service, internet service provider or any mean of communication works.

The bodies of the victims were recovered from Noor Baksh Hotel and have been shifted to a nearby health facility in Ormara. The hospitals and health facilities are not currently accessible to the general public in lieu of the current situation.

According to local media, an alliance of Balochistan Liberation Fund, Baloch Liberation Army and Baloch Republican Guard (BRG) named as Baloch Raaji Aajohi-e-Sangar (BRAS) has claimed the responsibility for the attack. According to their representative, personnel of armed forces were targeted in the attack after assessing their service cards.