Gunmen kill 20 sleeping laborers in Pakistan's Baluchistan

April 11, 2015 7:34 AM

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QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Pakistan killed 20 laborers as they slept early on Saturday, a government official said, in what appeared to be the latest violence by separatist rebels battling for control of resources in gas- and mineral-rich Baluchistan province.

Rebels have been fighting a low-intensity insurgency in the province for decades, demanding an end to what they see as the exploitation of their resources by people from other parts of Pakistan.

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