MANSEHRA: At least eighteen Shia Muslims were gunned down in a sectarian attack when unidentified gunmen forced them to disembark from four Gilgit-bound passenger buses and sprayed them with bullets in Kohistan district on Tuesday, a senior police official told Dispatch News Desk (DND), the outlawed terrorist group Jundallah has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The assailants are reported to have checked the identity cards of all the passengers before removing the Shias and shooting them.
District Police Officer Kohistan Muhammad Ilyas said the armed men hiding on both sides of the road intercepted many buses in the Harban Nala area early in the day and ordered more than 100 passengers to get off the vehicles.
He said that 18 passengers were separated, their papers were checked and were gunned down after their identification. DPO said the killers fled the scene after committing the crime.