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.
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.