Pakistani media reported that at least 11 coal miners were killed and several others were injured in an armed attack by unidentified men at Balochistan’s Machh coalfield on January 3. The unidentified gunmen took the coal miners to nearby mountains and opened fire on them. The incident has left several in critical condition. The injured were taken to the Machh hospital for treatment. The event took place in the town of Harnai, located around 170 kilometres east of the provincial capital Quetta.
Law enforcement agencies and rescue teams rushed to the place of the incident and cordoned off the area. An investigation is underway.