15 May 2017

News Story: Pakistani leaders review security following 2 terrorist incidents

ISLAMABAD, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Senior Pakistan civilian and military leaders on Saturday reviewed security situation in southwestern Balochistan province following two terrorist incidents, which have claimed the lives of 37 people.

Officials in Balochistan's Gwadar said that unidentified gunmen attacked laborers in two different locations on Saturday and killed at least 10 of them. Several others were injured. All the slain laborers belonged to southern Sindh province and were engaged in road construction.

No group has claimed responsibility. But provincial Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti blamed "agents of foreign hostile agencies" for the terrorist attack.

Local authorities said the gunmen fled on motorcycles after the incidents.

On Friday a suicide bomber struck a convoy of the Deputy Chairman of the Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haidery in Mastung area and killed 27 people and injured over 30 more. Haidery was injured in the attack that was later claimed by the Islamic State.

The military said that a high level security coordination conference was held in the military headquarters in Quetta, the provincial capital in which senior civil and military officials took review of security situation in the province.

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