Daily Times (Pakistan)
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
"QUETTA: At least seven Pakistan Coast Guards personnel were killed and as many sustained critical wounds in an attack by unidentified armed persons in sub tehsil of coastal town of Gwadar on Saturday." Editor's Note: For those of you unfamiliar with the Coast of Pakistan :
Gwadar (Urdu: گوادر; Pashto: گوادر ), is a planned free trade port city on the southwestern warm waterArabian Sea coastline of Pakistan in Balochistan province. It is the district headquarters of Gwadar Districtand, in 2011, was designated the winter capital of Balochistan province. Gwadar has a population of approximately 85,000. Gwadar is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the western province of Balochistan. It is about 533 km from Karachi and 120 km from the Iranian border. Gwadar Port is located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, just outside the Strait of Hormuz, near the key shipping routes in and out of the Persian Gulf. Gwadar Port a newly built strategic warm-water, deep-sea port, which was developed by the Government of Pakistan and the Government of China at a cost of USD $248 million and inaugurated by the President of Pakistan on 20 March 2007. FOR: More Details click on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwadar
"According to sources in Balochistan Levies, the gunmen attacked a Pakistan Coast Guards checkpost in Sundsar area of Gwadar near the Pak-Iran boarder. Seven coastguards were killed and as many sustained injuries in the attack.
Talking to the media, Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani confirmed the attack, saying that as many as 14 coastguards were deployed on the checkpost. “Around 24 gunmen, armed with rockets and heavy weapons, attacked the checkpost and killed seven coastguard officials,” Durrani said. He said that a joint search operation has been launched by the Pakistan Coast Guards, Frontier Corps (FC) and Balochistan Levies to trace the attackers.
The home secretary said that although no group had claimed responsibility, it was believed that Baloch insurgents operating in the area had perpetrated the attack." For more details click on: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\07\28\story_28-7-2013_pg1_2