Militants in motorcycles open fire on Pakistani labor camp, killing 20

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  • The gunmen targeted workers who were building a bridge
  • Three other workers were injured

Quetta, Pakistan (CNN)Armed militants on motorcycles opened fire at a labor camp in southwest Pakistan early Saturday, killing 20 workers, authorities said.

The gunmen targeted workers who were building a bridge in Turbat in Balochistan province, said Imran Qureshi, a local police officer.
    They sped away after the attack, which left three other workers injured.
    "It was an act of targeted killing," Qureshi said.
    The workers belonged to Pakistan's Sindh province.
    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. In the past, Baloch separatists have targeted area security forces and laborers.