Pak: Balochistan sectarian attack kills 4 Shias

Last Updated: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 21:08

Islamabad: Four members of the minority Shia
Hazara community were killed and two other injured in a
sectarian attack in Pakistan`s southwestern Quetta city on Sunday,
police said.

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, witnesses and police
officials said.

The two injured persons were taken to a nearby hospital
in a serious condition.

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

Angry members of the Hazara community gathered outside
the hospital where the bodies and injured 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.


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First Published: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 21:08

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