Attack on Passengers of Gilgit-Baltistan, 25 Killed
Naran— In a merciless attack on passenger vehicles in Mansehra region of Pakistan, as many as 25 people have been killed on early Thursday morning. According to details, the passengers were heading to Gilgit-Baltistan, reportedly, to join their families in the Eid Celebrations towards the end of the holy and pious month of Ramadan.
On the Lalosar Road the assailants hurdled the way to stop the buses, secluded Shia passengers – identifying them through their Pakistani ID card — and opened fire on them killing as many as 25.
Witnesses on the spot claimed that the assailants attacked the buses early in the Moring at about 7:00 O clock. Reports claimed that more than 15 terrorists attacked the buses, finished their job and vanished unharmed.
Police has confirmed the deaths on the spot and the dead bodies have been shifted to the nearest hospitals in Mansehra.
The people of Gilgit-Baltistan, especially the Shia Muslimes are having difficult time to find any possible way to hide their heads from the out-of-control terrorists who roam freely in the regions along the KP borders near Gilgit-Baltistan. The latest mishap has taken the GB people to the lowest ebb of insecurity in the country.
Any little effort the people of Gilgit Baltistan make to harness peace is followed by a powerful, heinous and merciless show of terror from unknown and untouched factors that overshadows peaceful efforts.
On August 8, four religious parties had decided to form a joint conciliatory body, Milli Yekjehti Council (MYC), in Gilgit Baltistan to marginalize sectarian indifferences and to harness peace in the region. It was predicted at that time that something would likely happend. See the report.
Babusar Pass roard is a seaonal rout to Gilgit-Baltistan that branches off the KKH at main Mansehra. It is considered the safest rout to the region but that thought has now been falsified by the terrorists.