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Aug 30, 8:19 AM EDT

Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2

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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing two officials, authorities said.

The attackers stormed Baluchistan province's Jewni airport and destroyed navigational equipment there after killing an official on duty and wounding his supervisor, said Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George.

The 10 to 12 assailants abducted a third engineer, whose body was later found nearby, said local police official Abdul Qadeer. He said authorities have launched a manhunt in nearby areas.

The airport was not in service, but provided navigational aid to aircraft in the area, said George.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Baluchistan is the scene of a low-level insurgency by Baluch separatists who want a greater share of the region's mineral resources or outright independence. Islamic militant groups also have a presence in the region, and have targeted both the Shiite minority and government officials and installations.

Jewni airport is some 860 kilometers (530 miles) southwest of Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan province, which borders Afghanistan and Iran.

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