Bus Ambush in Pakistan kills 18

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Northern, Pakistan – Gunmen wearing military uniforms stopped a convoy of buses carrying passengers from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, New York Times reported. Sectarian ordered selected passengers to get off and then killed 18 of them.

Bus Ambush in Pakistan

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Mohammad Azhar, Police officer, said that eight gunmen were involved in the ambush. From that remote area, armed men reported hiding on both of sides of the road and suddenly stopped the bus, forced the passengers to get off and opened fire.

Authorities said that it appears as a Sectarian attack because majority of victims were Shia Muslims. Until now, authorities were still investigating the motive of attack because suspected militants are not active in the region.

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