By Arif Noor 

The area in Gwadar town was cordoned off after the blast in April this year. File Photo

Two Navy Sailors were killed and three others were injured when their vehicle came under fire in Jiwani in the district of Gwadar on Monday, the local police said.

As the sailors were going back after shopping Iftar items, their vehicle was ambushed, SSP Gwadar Barkat Hussain Khosa confirmed to the local media.

The attack comes at a time when the China and Pakistan have accelerated cooperation as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), worth $52 billion.

Particularly, in Gwadar, which is the center of attention after the CPEC, the security situation has deteriorated as indicated by a spate of attacks in the last two months. In May, 10 laborers were gunned down in the port town while they were working at the site.

Later, the spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy also confirmed that two Navy personnel were killed and three were injured in the attack.

The injured were shifted to Karachi for the treatment, the Spokesperson added. The condition of the injured is not known at the moment.

Arif Noor is working with PakVoices as a citizen journalist from Gwadar district.