Four Hazara women killed as gunmen attack bus in Quetta

Passenger bus was returning from the city towards Hazara Town when it came under attack, police say


Mohammad Zafar October 04, 2016
Passenger bus was returning from the city towards Hazara Town when it came under attack. PHOTO: BANARAS KHAN/EXPRESS

QUETTA: At least four women belonging to a Shia Hazara community were killed by unknown assailants in an allegedly sectarian-motivated targeted killing in Quetta’s Kirani Road on Tuesday.

One woman also sustained serious bullet injuries when gunmen fired gunshots on a local passenger bus.

“The women were returning from the city towards their destiny Hazara Town when armed men intercepted the bus and one of them barged inside and started shooting indiscriminately.” Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Abdul Razaq Cheema said.

Woman, daughter killed for honour in Quetta

Following the Muharram procession, security measures were already tightened in the capital city of Balochistan and the authorities had already imposed section 144 and ban pillion riding.

Balochistan CM orders inquiry

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri while taking notice of the incident ordered an inquiry. The chief minister, in a statement, condemned the unfortunate incident which “cost loss of valuable human lives”.

No group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

COMMENTS (9)

Ali Vazir | 5 years ago | Reply Is it really so easy and unchecked to attack public buses in the city, kill unarmed women, civilians and get away with it? The best a CM can do is 'take notice'? How can the IG Police, CM, Governor or that Province, PM and President of the sorry state and the humanity go to sleep?
NKAli | 5 years ago | Reply @pk: Why don't you commiserate with the affected and send flowers.
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