Gunmen kill 11 miners in southwest Pakistan: officials

Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan have killed at least 11 workers at a remote coal mine, officials said Sunday. The victims of the attack in Baluchistan province were from the minority Shia Hazara community. “Dead bodies of the 11 miners have been taken to a local hospital,” Khalid Durrani, a government official in the area, told AFP. Ethnic Hazara make up most of the Shiite population in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan – the country’s largest and poorest region, rife with ethnic, sectarian and separatist insurgencies. They are often targeted by Sunni militants, who consider them heretics, th…

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