QUETTA - Authorities on Sunday found eight bullet riddled bodies in two cities of Balochistan, which is facing a tribal insurgency, sectarian violence and Taliban attacks, officials said.

Five bodies were recovered from the district of Pishin and three from that of Ziarat, Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Durrani told AFP.

“We have found eight bodies today which are being brought to Quetta for identification and further investigation,” Durrani said.

Local police confirmed the discovery of bodies but had no immediate details.

According to Levies force, on a tip off two bodies were found from Khanozai area while three bodies have been recovered in Killi Hekalzai area of the district Pishin.

Levies force said that they had been dumped after killing by unknown men.

The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital’s morgue Quetta for identification. Levies force has registered a case.

Levies force personnel also recovered three bodies from Sanjawi area of Ziarat. On a tip off, a Levies force team reached the site and took the bodies into custody which were dumped after killing.

The bodies have been shifted to nearby hospital’s morgue for identification.

In October the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said that more than 300,000 people, including minority Shiites and Hindus, had left the province over the past 10 years due to rising unrest.

Pakistani rights group Defence for Human Rights says as many as 2,000 people have disappeared from across the country, many from Balochistan. Rights groups accuse the government of gross violations including holding people in secret and failing to charge them or put them on trial.