Buses hijacked by gunmen, 19 passengers killed

Buses hijacked by gunmen, 19 passengers killed

Islamabad: Nearly 19 passengers were killed and 25 others were taken as hostages on Friday by the gunmen in southwestern Baluchistan province of Pakistan. As many as 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan and killed the passengers. However, the security forces recovered six passengers after battling the gunmen.

Baluchistan Information Minister Abdur Rahim Ziaratwal said that the 19 bodies were left behind by the abductors and then escaped into the mountains with some other passengers. However the operation is still underway to recover other people.