Quetta violence: Three Hazaras gunned down in separate incidents

Published: November 10, 2012
Four others were injured in the attack in Sherpao Colony.

Four others were injured in the attack in Sherpao Colony.

QUETTA: At least three men belonging to the Hazara community were gunned down in separate incidents in Quetta on Saturday.

According to details, one Hazara was shot down on Zarghon road, while two were killed and two injured at Manak Chowk.

The motive behind the incidents remains unknown.

On Friday, gunmen riding a motorcycle shot dead a man of Hazara origin in the Arbab Karam Khan Road area of Quetta.

The Hazara community has been targeted several times in the past in the ongoing sectarian violence in Balochistan, with banned militant organisations often claiming responsibility for the attacks.

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Reader Comments (14)

    Nov 10, 2012 - 4:50PM

    This the army and ISI who are playing their dirty game by killing hazaras and giving free hands to their strategic depth.


  • roger
    Nov 10, 2012 - 5:17PM

    ban motorcycling ???


  • Zakir Gulzari
    Nov 10, 2012 - 5:24PM

    The term ‘target killing’ is no more suitable. It is a systematic massacre, and rightfully should be called GENOCIDE.Recommend

  • Asim
    Nov 10, 2012 - 5:36PM

    another sad moment… need an end to this violence!


  • Kanwal
    Nov 10, 2012 - 5:49PM

    and the genocide goes on


  • Mia
    Nov 10, 2012 - 6:24PM

    Its, now time to fight back!


  • Abbas
    Nov 10, 2012 - 6:58PM

    Shame for every one.Recommend

  • Tribune Fan
    Nov 10, 2012 - 7:44PM

    This is Mr. Jinnah’s fault. Jinnah you created a miserable place for your fellow Shias. No thanks.

    But only Tribune has the courage to show news like this one.


  • Nov 10, 2012 - 8:20PM

    Quetta was such a beautiful city, Should have been the capital of Pakistan.Baluchistan should have been allowed to stay as during the British Raj, except that the pashtoon areas should have been merged with NWFP, now KPK.


  • Yacob
    Nov 10, 2012 - 11:40PM

    If the army doesn’t stop these killings balochis will be forced to take up arms to fight this menace.


  • M Baloch
    Nov 11, 2012 - 12:15AM

    @Tribune Fan:
    Only tribune can hide identity of martyred. ET obfuscate it as an ethnic issue, were they killed because of being Hazara or because of being Shia. ET was once a sane voice but it current reporting of particularly Shia killings and Hindu persecution is literally pathetic.


  • sgrr
    Nov 11, 2012 - 12:35AM

    The rise of killing of innocent people is the trademark of SSP, now working with another name and was established interalia to provide support the jehadis/Taliban too by the uniformed establishment. Since initiation, the organization was busy in assassination of people of other sects of Islam, especially the Shias. We have seen no concrete efforts from any of the government to stop them as this was being patronized by our establishment. Now the organization has become so powerful, that its creator cannot control it, although if wanted. The organization is continuously supplying HR to Taliban, through their madrassas spread in every corner of Pakistan, all established after 1980. Until the society takes some suo moto against theses extremists’ element, nothing could be become well. One alarming fact is that, now the masses are also feeling sympathy for this organization, due to its unchecked propaganda throughout Pakistan and work force spread throughout Pakistan. These are turning, our whole society into extremist society where only Taliban mindset will prevail and nothing else. If society does not take suo moto, than there is no hope. Initially it was financed by foreign aid, but now a good portion of our society is financing them, to get the ‘heaven’ after this mortal world.


  • ishqerasool
    Nov 11, 2012 - 1:20AM

    why is everyone confusing pakistanis killed with hazaras ?? when sunnis get killed do they say the same ?? hmm … janab tribune ?


  • sid Taji
    Nov 11, 2012 - 2:14AM

    Another example of sectarian terrorists are working openly, and no one is bothered to go after them. Shia community is being targeted in Gilgit-Baltistan, KPK, Karachi, and Balochistan, and the Pakistanis are quiet. WHY? This issue is so important that all political and religious parties need to call an urgent conference and demand action from the ‘establishment’.


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