QUETTA: Two persons were shot dead by unknown assailants on Macangi road in Quetta on Monday.
According to sources, unknown assailants armed with sophisticated weapons barged into a medical and a shoe store on Mecangi road and opened fire at the people present there. The victims received fatal gun shot wounds in the head and chest, and died on the spot.
The assailants managed to escape on a motorbike after committing the crime.
Their bodies were shifted to Provincial Sandeman Hospital for autopsy where one of the bodies was identified as Akbar Ali, resident of Alamdar road, an area dominated by Hazara community.
The identity of another body could not be ascertained.
A heavy contingent of police reached the spot soon after the incident and cordoned off the area. “It could be an incident of sectarian targeted killing as both the victims were Shia Muslims and belonged to Hazara community,” an official said.
It is the fourth incident of sectarian targeted killings during the past couple of days in which up to 15 people have fallen victim so far.
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