Published On: Sat, Sep 1st, 2012

Unidentified assailants kill seven Hazaras in Quetta

Police officials said that unidentified armed men open fire on a car near the Fruit Market, killing five people belonging to Hazara community.

In another act of barbarism, unidentified people on Saturday killed seven Hazaras in separate firing incidents in Hazar Ganji, the area of provincial metropolis.

Police officials said that unidentified armed men open fire on a car near the Fruit Market, killing five people belonging to Hazara community.

In second incident, unknown assailants targeted two people in the Hazar Ganji, killing them at the spot.

Although security forces cordoned off the area after the incidents, the assailants managed to escape from the area, as happened in any such incident.

In the meantime, people of Hazara community took out on roads and blocked the Barwari road along with the Western bypass while protesting against the killings.

Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) showed its outrage saying that these kinds of incidents were leading the province towards anarchy. The party demanded that those involved in the incident should be arrested.

Last week, three members of the Hazara community in Quetta were killed and four others injured, including a two-year-old passerby, when armed assailants opened fire on the yellow cab they were traveling in on Spiny Road in the Killi Mubarak area.

Sectarian conflict has left thousands of people dead since the late 1980s, and the province also suffers Taliban attacks and a separatist insurgency.(News Pakistan)

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