11 coal mine workers were killed and three others were injured in the Bolan region of Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan. This was announced on Sunday by a local administration official.
According to him, unidentified militants kidnapped coal mine workers on Saturday evening and then killed them in another area.
Provincial intelligence sources told Xinhua, on condition of anonymity, that the militants handcuffed workers, tied their legs and later shot them at close range.
The victims were taken to a nearby hospital, but their condition is not yet known.
The incident is being investigated. So far, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Baluchistan is one of the four provinces of Pakistan. It is the largest province by area, forming the southwestern region of the country, but it is the least populated. Balochistan's economy is largely based on the extraction of natural gas, coal and other minerals.
Balochistan remains the scene of insurgency by Baloch separatist groups that also target non-Baloch workers, but they have not yet targeted the Shiite minority.