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Hazara Targeted in Quetta Leaving Three Dead

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 06 July 2015 14:03

QUETTA: Three members of the Hazara community were shot dead and two others injured near Joint Road in Quetta on Monday morning.

“Unknown armed assailants opened fire at members of the Hazara community outside the passport office killing three and injuring two others,” a police official said.

Following the incident, Frontier Corps and police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. The injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital, Quetta.

Police also found empty shells of 9MM bullets from the site of the incident, media reported.

Following the incident, members of the community staged a sit in outside the police station in the area to register their protest.

On June 7, atleast five people belonging to the Hazara community were gunned down on Quetta’s Circular Road near Meezan Chowk. Unidentified armed men on two motorcycles had opened indiscriminate fire on the victims outside a tea shop.

The community has faced frequent attacks, resulting in a massive number of casualties in recent years.

NGO programme manager killed

The spree of killing in the Quetta has continued with unknown armed men gunning down the programme manager of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) on Monday.

Reports suggested 45-year-old Abdul Rouf son of Haji Muhammad Sharif was manager of NGO ‘Sehar’ and was fired upon in the Jinnah town of Quetta.

His body was found near the town’s Night Star Complex and was brought to Civil Hospital where it was revealed that he was killed with a knife.  Sharif belonged to the Jamaldini caste in Nushki.

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