Quetta - A Pakistani police officer says unknown gunmen
have shot dead eight people and injured one in an insurgency-hit part of
Senior police officer Bashir Brohi said Sunday the
victims were labourers from eastern Punjab province who were abducted and shot
while working in Baluchistan province's poultry industry.
Two locals were released unharmed.
Baluchistan is a sparsely populated province that is rich
in mineral and gas resources province.
Baloch nationalists are demanding a greater share of
economic proceeds from the area, while separatist groups have unleased a
low-scale insurgency seeking complete autonomy.
They have targeted people from outside the province on
several occasions in an effort to push them out of the area.