5 Pakistani road workers shot dead in Afghanistan

March 4, 2010 08:50


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Five Pakistani road construction workers have been shot dead in the southern city of Kandahar, an Afghan official said.

The city's deputy police chief, Mohammad Shah Faroqi, said the workers were traveling to their construction site when two gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on their minivan Thursday morning. Five of the laborers died and one was wounded.

The Pakistanis work for Saita Construction Co., a Japanese joint-venture with a contract to repair the road from Kandahar to Punjwai district.

Taliban insurgents dominate much of southern Afghanistan and often attack aid projects launched by the government and NATO forces.

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