Three members of the minority Hazara Shia community people were killed and six injured in three separate firing incidents in Quetta on Monday, leaving the city in a state of panic.
In an incident on Jinnah Road, unidentified armed assailants killed two Hazara men and injured four others, including two women. The assailants escaped unhurt from the spot, and the injured were rushed to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) for medical treatment.
A separate shooting incident on Jinnah Road left two injured.
Earlier in the day, armed men opened fire at a shop on Shahrah-i-Iqbal, killing a Hazara man. The attackers escaped from the spot, and shopkeepers pulled down their shutters after the incident.
Police termed the three incidents as target killings.
Members of the Hazara Shia community staged a protest outside the Balochistan Police chief’s office, calling for the arrest of the attackers.
Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen MPA Raza Agha also joined the protesters, who chanted slogans against the police and other law enforcement agencies due to their failure to protect the people.