Two killed in targeted attack on Hazara community in Quetta

Unidentified assailants open fire at men near Western Bypass


Mohammad Zafar April 22, 2018
PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: At least two people belonging to the Hazara community were killed and a police official was injured in a targeted attack on Sunday near the Western Bypass in Quetta.

According to initial reports, the men were traveling out of the city when unidentified assailants opened fire resulting in the death of two while the police official sustained injuries.

The injured is currently receiving treatment at BMC Hospital in Quetta.

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Earlier this month, at least one man was killed and another injured in a targeted attack in Quetta. Two Hazara men, one of them identified as Nazar, were traveling from Marriabad to Hazara Town on Sunday when unidentified assailants on foot opened fire on their vehicle near the Kandahari Bazaar.

Following the attack, the Hazaras community staged a protest to denounce the government’s failure to provide security to Balochistan’s marginalised community. The community has asked the government to prove its seriousness in the security matters pertaining to the ethnic group.

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