In accordance with police, a van carrying 18 native passengers together with girls was on its approach to Naltar from Gilgit city. At about 3pm, unidentified gunmen opened hearth on the automobile within the Naltar space.
Gilgit SSP Mirza Hasan stated that 5 native residents together with a lady had been killed within the incident, whereas eight passengers sustained accidents.
The injured had been shifted to Metropolis Hospital Gilgit by police and Rescue 1122 personnel. SSP Hasan stated they had been out of hazard and had been beneath therapy.
In a press release issued later, police stated the incident seemed to be the results of private enmity. They vowed to arrest the attackers quickly.
Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan took discover of the incident and directed legislation enforcement businesses to arrest the culprits.
In accordance with a press launch, the chief minister expressed sorrow over the incident and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved households.
He directed the GB police, Rangers and GB scouts personnel to utilise all of their assets to apprehend the individuals concerned within the incident.
Khan additionally directed the hospital administration to stay alert through the therapy of the injured.
He appealed to the folks to cooperate with the federal government to keep up legislation and order within the area, and vowed to cope with the weather concerned within the assault with an iron hand.
The chief minister additionally directed authorities to take steps to guard passengers on Karakoram Freeway.