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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2 Hazaras killed, 1 injured in Quetta attack

By Web Desk
Published: May 15, 2012

Police cordoned off the area and conducted a search operation for the suspects. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: Target killings continue in Quetta as two hazaras were killed and one passerby was injured when unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on them in the Joint Road area of Quetta on Tuesday, Express News reported.

A police official said that the men were near the passport office on Joint Road when unidentified men on motorcycles targeted them, instantly killing the brothers, Mohammed Tahir and Mohammed Qadir and injuring a passerby.

The bodies and the injured man were shifted to Civil Hospital, whereas the police cordoned off the area and conducted a search operation for the suspects.

A month earlier, a complete shutter down and wheel-jam strike called by called by the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) and backed by the Balochistan National Party (BNP) and Jamiat-i-Ulema Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) was observed in the provincial capital to protest sectarian killings.

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