Unidentified men threw grenades into a labourers' hostel in the Pakistani
port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday, in an attack likely
to raise concern about security for the Chinese constructed Port situated in a
strategic area adjacent to Gulf countries.
There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, one of three on
Thursday in the gas-rich southwestern province of Baluchistan.
The labourers were having dinner at the hostel when motorcyclists attacked
them with a grenade, according to local police
Separatist rebels in Balochistan, fighting against what they see as the
unfair exploitation of the province's resources, have for years attacked energy
and infrastructure projects, including the Gwadar deep-sea port on the Arabian
Islamist terrorists also operate in Balochistan, which shares borders with
both Afghanistan and Iran. The terrorists trying to disrupt construction of the
Chinese economic corridor through Pakistan have killed more than 50 Pakistani
workers since 2014.
Pakistan has assured China that it can provide security for the 57 billion
US Dollars worth of projects that China plans in that country.
In the other attacks, a grenade attack at a food court in the town of
Mastung, 55 km (35 miles) from the provincial capital of Quetta, wounded 15
people, a police official said.
third attack, gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at paramilitary soldiers
killing one and wounding four in the west of the province.