QUETTA: Security officials recovered the bodies of three abducted labourers from Balochistan’s Turbat district on Sunday.
A levies official said that bullet-riddled bodies of the three men were found in Dasht tehsil of Balochistan. The official added that all victims had received multiple bullet wounds, and were shot from a close range.
Locals in the area had spotted the bodies and had informed security forces. The corpses were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Turbat for postmortem.
Security personnel reached the site and cordoned off the area, and also started an initial investigation into the incident.
The bodies were identified as Juma Khan, Gul Khan and Yehya Khan by the security sources, the deceased labourers were involved in the construction of a road in the area.
Suspected militants on Thursday had kidnapped the labourers from Balochistan’s Turbat area.
Security forces had launched a search operation in the area following the abduction to trace out the culprits.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the kidnappings, or the subsequent murders.
Earlier in April, gunmen killed 20 construction workers and injured three others in a pre-dawn attack on a labourers’ camp near Turbat, in Balochistan’s Kech district. The attack which was widely condemned across the country was claimed by Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF).