Unidentified attackers killed seven Levies personnel, when they ambushed a convoy in Guldan near Iranian border (district Gwadar) on Thursday, officials said.
The attack occurred near Guldan area. “The convoy headed by a senior local administration official, Naeem Gichki, was passing by an abandoned checkpost of the tribal police in two vehicles when they were attacked by a group of up to seven people, who were hiding in the post,” provincial home secretary Akbar Harifall told AFP.
He said the assailants fired rockets at the vehicles in the convoy and Gichki and six local tribal policemen were killed and three others injured in the attack.
Another senior local administration official Qurban Magsi confirmed the incident and casualties.
It is also the site of China’s ambitious $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor infrastructure project linking its western province of Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea via Pakistan. -AFP