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Belt and Road

Pakistani militants opposing Belt and Road kill 14 security men

Attack on oil workers part of spreading separatist threats to China-led projects

A Pakistani soldier guards a container ship set to sail after the inauguration of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar in November 2016.   © Reuters

QUETTA, Pakistan -- An ambush killed 14 security personnel in a convoy escorting staffers of the Oil and Gas Development Co. Ltd. (OGDCL) on a coastal highway in Pakistan's Gwadar district on Thursday. 

The employees of OGDCL, Pakistan's largest company in terms of market capitalization, had been carrying out a seismic survey to discover gas in the 2,407-sq.-km Gwadar block. The attack took place in the Sarpat area, 300 kilometers to the east of the port of Gwadar.

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