Gunmen kill 11 road workers in southwest Pakistan

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 1:13 PM
Gunmen kill 11 road workers in southwest Pakistan

A security official says gunmen have attacked a camp for road construction workers in an area of southwestern Pakistan where separatist rebels are active, killing 11 people.

Azittalah said the attack late Monday took place close to the port town of Gwadar in Baluchistan province.

Azittalah, who heads a tribal security force, says four attackers hit the camp before fleeing on motorbikes.

Rebels have been fighting for an independent state in the region since the 1960s.

In recent years they have often killed non-Baluch settlers.

Azittalah, who goes by a single name, did not identify the victims, though many laborers in Baluchistan are settlers.