Targeted Attack: Two Hazaras injured in ambush

Published: March 29, 2012

Officials says it could be an incident of sectarian targeted killing. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD SAQIB/FILE

QUETTA: 

Two people belonging to the Hazara community were injured while three of them escaped unhurt when their car was attacked by a group of armed men near Mastung on Wednesday.

According to a Balochistan Levies official, five people were en route to Quetta from Mach town when a group of armed men opened fire at their vehicle near Dasht.

As a result, two people, Jawad Ahmed and Khadem Hussain, sustained bullet wounds, while the other three escaped unhurt. Assistant Commissioner Dasht Nasir Ahmed Jattak and Naib Tehsildar Mohammad Ramzan, along with Balochistan Levies personnel, reached the spot and cordoned off the area.

“It could be an incident of sectarian targeted killing. A search has begun in the area to find the culprits,” officials said. Similarly, a man was shot dead and another wounded in Quetta, both belonging to the Hazara community. Law enforcement agencies have beefed up security on national highways and in Quetta after increasing attacks on the Hazara community.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • M. A. Changezi
    Mar 29, 2012 - 11:41AM

    Add 6 more dead to the list ET. 2 hours ago, there was this incident of shooting at a ‘Suzuki career’ which resulted in 6 dead. The dead belong to Hazara community.

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  • noria
    Mar 29, 2012 - 12:49PM

    long life pakistan

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  • noria
    Mar 29, 2012 - 12:50PM

    @M. A. Changezi:
    long life pk

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  • Mar 29, 2012 - 3:10PM

    This is an ethnic cleansing rather than sectarian violence. The reason this particular ethnic is being targeted in Baluchistan is their potential influence in the local politics and resources in the already deprived province. The nationalist Baloch considering themselves to be the real “deserved” people don’t simply like the immigrants to be so much involved in their shadow little “state”. Hazara community needs to stay in low profile in Baluchistan if they want to survive.

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Mar 30, 2012 - 9:32AM

    @noria:
    I won’t blame Pakistan. Rather the imbeciles in the government.

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