Balochistan violence: Policeman among six killed in Quetta

Published: June 3, 2012

Four victims were inside the shop whereas the other two victims were passersby, police sources said. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: At least six people, including one policeman, were killed when unidentified men on motorcycles opened fire on a shop on Sirki Road, Express News reported on Sunday.

Four victims were inside the shop whereas the other two victims were passersby, police sources said.

A heavy contingent of police reached the crime scene and cordoned off the area. A search operation is underway.

Bodies of the victims were shifted to Civil Hospital where relatives of the deceased staged protests.

Police sources said that this appeared to be an incident of target killing.

Earlier, two Balochistan Levies personnel were killed in an attack on a check post, and a Hazara community member was shot dead, in separate incidents of violence.

Reader Comments (3)

  • Ali Mardan
    Jun 3, 2012 - 11:12PM

    An other family lost his bread earners and innocent children are made orphan. Some devils might have secured “booked” his place in heaven by taking innocent lives. All my condolances to the family members of those who lost their lives and embraced Shahaddat.

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  • Ordinary Villager
    Jun 4, 2012 - 12:48AM

    @Ali Mardan: This time people of that ethnicity were targeted which are in majority in Punjab so we did not see any condemnation actually by any party of Balochistan. For some people hatred against one Ethnicity of Punjab is so immense that according to them victims will be in Hell rather than in Heaven after they will be murdered.

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  • shilpa
    Jun 5, 2012 - 3:07AM

    More blood spilled – it’s anyway cheaper than water now..

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