Four labourers shot dead in Harnai

At least four labourers were killed and four others injured after miscreants opened fire on a camp in Balochistan's Harnai district on Friday night.

Police sources said the labourers were inside their camp after working on the construction of a road in the Chapar Lift area of the Harnai district when they came under attack. The attackers escaped unhurt from the spot.

Levies reportedly reached the spot and shifted the injured labourers to the district headquarters hospital in Harnai for medical treatment.

Sibi Division Commissioner Balach Aziz dispatched Levies personnel towards the area to apprehend the culprits behind the terror attack. No arrests have been made so far.

Read Balochistan’s killer coal mines

Last month, at least two people were killed in a landmine explosion in Harnai. An unidentified person had planted a landmine on the road leading towards the coal mines, the official said.

Last year, three coal miners were shot dead in the same district after unidentified armed men opened fire on them.

On May 31, armed suspects abducted four employees of a coal mine, including two engineers, in Hanna Urak, Quetta. Police sources said employees of the Habibullah Coal Company were kidnapped on their way back from work.

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