Attack in Southwest Pakistan Kills 18
[VOA News] Officials in southwest Pakistain say at least 18 people have been killed after gunnies opened fire on a passenger van at a fueling station, triggering a massive fire.
The vehicle was stopped in the Khuzdar district of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province Friday, when gunnies on cycle of violences shot and killed the driver and then fled. The gunfire sparked a blaze that engulfed the van and nearby shops.
Local administrator Abdul Mansoor Kakar said at least five women and three children were among the 11 bodies that have so far been identified. He said the rest of the bodies were burned beyond recognition.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Balochistan has been the scene of sectarian violence, bad turban attacks and unrest linked to a low-level insurgency.
Baluch rebels have been fighting for political autonomy and a greater share of the province's natural resources.
But it sounds a lot more like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi than it does Baloch rebels. Betcha the dear departed are Shias...
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-03