Officials today have also further conveyed that, anonymous assailants killed six people, counting five police officers, when they ambushed a convoy in Pakistan's troubled southwest. The assault happened near Gurdan area in oil and gas rich, but greatly poor Balochistan province bordering Afghanistan and Iran.
Provincial home secretary Akbar Harifall has also further conveyed that, the convoy headed by a superior local administration official, Naeem Gichki, was transient by an abandoned check post of the tribal police in two vehicles when they were assaulted by a group of up to seven people, who were hiding in the post.
He conveyed the assailants fired rockets at the vehicles in the convoy and Gichki and five local tribal policemen were killed and three others wounded in the attack. Another superior local management official Qurban Magsi long-establish the occurrence and casualties.
No group instantly claimed responsibility but Balochistan is plagued by roiling insurgencies and hit by regular militant attacks. 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.