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Unidentified gunmen have killed at least 14 passengers after forcing them off from several passenger vehicles in Ormara area located in Balochistan province of Pakistan.

Pakistani officials have confirmed that the incident took place in the early hours of Thursday morning on Makran Coastal Highway.

Levies sources have told local media outlets that around 15 to 20 militants were involved in the attack.

The sources have further added that the gunmen stopped the vehicles between 12:30 adn 1am local time and shot dead at least 14 passengers after checking their identities.

A total of 16 passengers were forced off the truck, 14 of them were shot dead while two others managed to flee the area, the sources added.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the massacre so far.

Today’s incident follows almost a week after a deadly explosion ripped through a market in Quetta city of Balochistan province targeting a group of Hazara minority members that left at least 20 people dead and dozens more wounded.