Son for former Balochistan minister shot dead

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 09:15

Islamabad: The son of a former provincial minister was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Thursday, police said.
The gunmen attacked Hafiz Zubair, son of former provincial minister Hafiz Hussain Ahmad Sharodi, at a market in provincial capital Quetta.

He died instantly and the attackers fled from the scene, police said.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. Balochistan has witnessed a spike in ethnic and political violence in recent months.


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First Published: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 09:15

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