Kohistan tragedy still haunts Gilgit-Baltistan

Kohistan tragedy still haunts Gilgit-Baltistan

Tension has gripped different areas of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) after 16 passengers were brutally killed in Kohistan on Tuesday, Geo News reported.

Local residents were already restricted to their houses while thin transport was observed on the roads.

Sixteen people were killed 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.

Violence erupted in Gilgit as a result of the attack, claiming at least one life.

All government and private offices, educational institutions and business centres across Gilgit-Baltistan were shut down till March 4 by the local administration as a precautionary measure in the wake of a possible violent reaction by the victim community members.

Different alliances have appealed for peaceful rallies across GB after Friday prayers.

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