Attack on workers at key Pakistan port for Chinese project; 26 hurt

Attack on workers at key Pakistan port for Chinese project; 26 hurt

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QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct 20 : Unidentified men threw a grenade 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 Pakistani section of China’s “Belt and Road” initiative.
There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, one of three on Thursday in the gas-rich southwestern province of Baluchistan, a key section of the plan for energy and transport links connecting western China with the Middle East and Europe.
“They labourers were having dinner at the hostel when motorcyclists attacked them with a grenade,” police official Imam Bakhsh said.