15 people from Punjab found dead in Turbat

November 15, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

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QUETTA: Paramilitary Levies force on Wednesday found 15 dead bodies from Bulida area of Turbat district.

Assistant Commissioner (AC) Turbat Jamil Ahmed told journalists that the victims had been kidnapped on gunpoint by unknown men when they were on their way to Iran from Punjab for their livelihood.

They were shot to death in Gaaruki’s mountain area.

He said that Levies force on information reached the site and took the bodies into custody and later the bodies were shifted to nearby hospitals morgue for identification and legal formalities.

Ten of the victims were identified as Muhammad Hussain , Zulifaqar , Khurram Shehzad, Ghulam Rabbani, Zefraan Zahid, Azahr Waqas, Saifullah, Muhammad Ilyas, Abdul Ghafoor, Tayyab and Ahsan Raza .

The identity of four more people could not be ascertained so far.

Local administrations cordoned off the entire area and started efforts to trace out suspects.

Further investigation was underway.

In a message on Twitter, a banned terrorist group BLF claimed responsibility for the killing of laborers.  SAMAA/AGENCIES