Shia shopkeeper shot dead in Quetta

Two unidentified assailants open fire on victim, manage to flee scene: Police

Mohammad Zafar April 18, 2018
Two unidentified assailants open fire on victim, manage to flee scene: Police. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

QUETTA: Another member of the Shia community has been keen killed in a targeted attack on Wednesday in the Balochistan capital.

Mohammad Asif Yousafzai, a shopkeeper, was shot dead by unknown assailants in the city police station area.

Yousafzai, who ran a motorbike spare parts shop located on Abdul Sattar road, was targeted in broad daylight in one of the busiest parts of the city.

The deceased's body was shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.

According to police surgeon Dr Ali Mardan, upper part of the victim's body was targeted from a close range.

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Eye-witnesses say that two unidentified assailants targeted Yousufzai and then managed to flee the scene.

Police recovered five 9mm bullet casings from the crime scene with further investigations underway into the attack.

Frequent incidents of militancy have left 36 people dead in the Balochistan capital in the last four months.

Two members of the Christian community were targeted at a church in Isa Nagri area of the city on April 15.

Unknown culprits sprayed bullets on the members of community that left two men died and three others including two women sustained injuries.

On April 2, four members of the minority community including a woman were killed on Arbab Karam Khan road.

Whereas, on April 1, a taxi driver and a member of Hazara community were killed while another was injured in Qandhari Bazar area of the city.


Manzoor Ahmed | 3 years ago | Reply Shia shopkeeper shot dead in Quetta. Author needs to be arrested. Why is he inciting more sectarian attacks. Totally biased and disgusting article and author should be thrown behind bars.
Rizwan | 3 years ago | Reply I feel very sorry for the deceased. Why to say Shia shopkeeper? What is the purpose of this headline? To provoke sectarian violence. There could be personal enmity. Does the reporter knows the motive of killers? Stupid way of journalism. Don’t you know what is happening in Iraq and Syria? Why media is feeding fuel to the sectarian fire? Please be professional.
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