Two Hazara men shot dead in Quetta attack

F.P. Report

QUETTA: Two people belonging to the Hazara community were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the provincial capital on Saturday.

The assailants opened fire at an electronics shop situated on the Jamaluddin Afghani road and fled the scene of the incident. The two Hazara men were shifted to the hospital and were pronounced dead on arrival by the medical staff.

Police and security forces reached the scene of the incident and started their investigation into the attack.

Earlier this month, a targeted attack in Quetta that killed one and injured another, fomented a protest by the Hazara community. The protestors denounced government’s failure to provide security to Balochistan’s marginalised community.

Two Hazara men, one of them identified as Nazar, were traveling from Marriabad to Hazara Town on Sunday when unknown assailants on foot opened fire on their vehicle near the Kandahari Bazaar.

The community has asked government to prove its seriousness in the security matters pertaining to the ethnic group.

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