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6 Shias killed in sectarian attack in Balochistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:36

Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen Monday night shot and killed six members of the minority Shia Hazara community in a sectarian attack at Quetta city in southwest Pakistan, police

Gunmen on two motorcycles fired indiscriminately at a
group of Hazara men who were standing outside a shop at Prince
Road in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, shortly
after 7.30 pm.

Four men were killed instantly while two more succumbed
to their injuries in hospital, police said.

The attackers fled before police cordoned off the area. The shooting caused panic and shops closed down after the attack.

Angry members of the Hazara community gathered outside the hospital where the bodies were taken and demanded the
arrest of the gunmen.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Dozens of members of the Hazara community have been
killed in sectarian attacks in Quetta and nearby areas.

These attacks have been blamed by Shia groups on the
banned Sipah-e-Sahaba.


First Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:36

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