Five injured as Hazara community members targeted in Quetta

Published: January 6, 2017
The yellow cab which was targeted. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The yellow cab which was targeted. PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA: At least five people were injured as assailants opened fire on a taxi carrying members of the Hazara community in Quetta on Friday.

The incident occurred on the Spini road near Killi Mubarik area in the provincial capital.

The wounded, two of whom in critical condition, were shifted to CMH Trauma Centre.

Last year in October, in a similar attack, four women belonging to the same community were killed by unidentified assailants in Quetta’s Kirani Road.

Sectarian violence has claimed thousands of lives in Pakistan over the past decade. Hundreds of ethnic Hazaras, who are Shias by sect, have been killed in targeted bombings and drive-by shootings over the past few years in Balochistan.

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