Pakistan: 20 Workers Killed at Dam Construction Site

April 11, 2015 11:58 AM

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Pakistan: 20 Workers Killed at Dam Construction Site

(QUETTA, Pakistan)—Gunmen in restive southwestern Pakistan shot and killed at least 20 workers early Saturday at a dam construction site, the deadliest recent attack targeting civilians in a region facing a low-level insurgency, authorities said.

The violence targeted the Gobdan area of the Turbat district in southwestern Baluchistan province, a region where nationalist and separatist Baluch groups have fought against the Islamabad-based government for years. However, no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Pakistan, a ...

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