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Hazara Shia among four killed across Balochistan

Four people, including a shopkeeper belonging to the Hazara community, were killed and three others wounded in firing incidents in Quetta and Khuzdar on Monday. The banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attacks. Police officials said unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire at a tyre shop located on Kanwari Road of Quetta. As a result, a man identified as Sulman Hazara received serious wounds and succumbed to his injuries. Police moved the body to hospital for autopsy. Police say the deceased belonged to the Hazara community of Shia Muslims and the incident appeared to be a case of sectarian targeted killing.
In another incident, unidentified armed men opened fire on a vehicle carrying members of Hazara community near the Benzair Bhutto flyover in Quetta. Miraculously, no body got injured as the bullets only hit the wheels of the vehicle. Around 18 people belonging to the Hazara community have been killed in targeted killing incidents by sectarian killers in parts of Quetta during the last 10 days.
Meanwhile, an alleged dacoit was killed and another wounded in a firing incident on Spinny Road in Quetta. Police say a person, namely Sadam was on his way on a motorcycle when was intercepted by two armed men. They tried to snatch his bike. However, Sadam showed resistance upon which dacoit opened fire that resulted in injuries for Sadam and his own accomplice. In Khuzdar, two people were killed and two others wounded in two separate firing incidents. Unidentified armed men opened fire on Dr Mohammad Anwar in Khuzdar town. As a result, his brother Mohammad Wasim and bodyguard Khair Muhammad received serious wounds. They were being shifted to hospital when Khair Muhammad succumbed to his injuries. However, motive behind the killing is yet to be ascertained.
Separately, a person opened fire on his father identified as Malik Shah Mohammad and wounded him seriously. He was moved to hospital where he died due to excessive loss of blood. Police said that cause of killing appeared to be domestic dispute.



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  1. Sharma said:

    Why minorities are so oppressed in pakistan….?

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