19 killed in Pakistan bus attack


QUETTA, Pakistan: Unidentified gunmen late Friday (Saturday in Manila) stormed two passenger coaches in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 19 people, officials said. “The attackers forced the buses to stop, abducted more than two dozen passengers, and then shot at least 19 dead,” said Ismail Ibrahim, a senior official in troubled Baluchistan province. The buses were en route to the port city of Karachi when they were stormed in Mastung district, according to Akbar Harifal, deputy district commissioner. Harifal said security forces had rescued five passengers after an exchange of fire. It was unclear exactly how many passengers had been on the buses.



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