June 16, 1997 in Nation/World

Gunmen Ambush Bus, Kill Seven Passengers

Compiled From Wire Services

Gunmen ambushed a bus in eastern Punjab province, killing seven passengers and kidnapping three others, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The gunmen opened fire on a bus traveling to Dera Gazi Khan, 240 miles south of Islamabad, forcing the driver to stop, The News reported. The men stormed the bus and fired on the passengers.

Armed robbers plague Pakistan’s remote highways, often taking hostages for ransom.

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