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Two killed as militants attack oil company's vehicle in Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Two persons were killed when suspected militants today attacked a vehicle of a private exploration company in the coastal district of Gwadar in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province.

The militants opened fire on the vehicle in the Pasni area of Gwadar, officials said.

In the firing, two security guards on top of the vehicle were killed, he said.

The exploration company officials were in Pasni to conduct a survey of the area when the incident happened.

The Gwadar port became operational last week when Prime Minister launched the first ships to take chinese trade goods to Sri Lanka, and countries.

The port is an important part of the USD 42 billion Economic Corridor project.

Attacks on government, security officials and workers of private and gas companies in parts of Baluchistan is common in the province which is facing a separatist movement from insurgents and also other sectarian and terrorist violence.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 16:48 IST