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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Quetta city closed to mourn killing of people

Posted on May 8, 2011

QUETTA (INP): Quetta city observed a shutter down on Saturday to condemn the killing of six people and injuries to 10 others in Hazara Town which had been termed an apparent sectarian attack by the locals.
The Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) and the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) gave the strike call, which was supported by the Baloch National Party, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, the Awami National Party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and traders union.
Jinnah Road, Circular Road, Shahrah-e-Iqbal, Liaquat Bazaar, Prince Road, Abdul Sattar Road, Maykangi Road, Kansi Road, Airport Road, Zarghun Road, Almo Chowk, Ispny Road, Pashtun Abad, Almdar Road, , Jinnah Town, Shahbaz Town, Hazara and small and big trading centres in other areas of the city remained closed.
Six people were killed and 10 others wounded in firing and rocket attacks in Hazara Town, Brewery Road area on Friday early in the morning when people were taking morning exercise.
A banned militant group Laskhar-e-Jhangvi had claimed responsibility of the attack. Preliminary investigations by the police have confirmed this was a sectarian incident.
Police officials said dozens of people belonging to the Hazara community were busy in taking their morning walk at around 6:30am at a ground adjacent to the Hazara Town graveyard when unidentified armed men riding two pick-ups arrived and fired three rockets and opened indiscriminate firing.
The people who went on protest and shutter down have demanded of the government to nab the culprits and save the city from such terror incidents in future.
Meanwhile, funeral prayers of those killed in the Friday ambush were offered and were laid to rest in the Hazara graveyard.
However, FIR of the incident has not been lodged because SHO Ameer Mohammad Dashti of Barvari Police Station was also injured in the assault on Friday and was under treatment in hospital.


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