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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shia official shot, injured in Quetta

QUETTA: The Deputy Director Schools, Abrar Hussain Ahmed, got seriously injured when unidentified persons fired at him. In a crossfire, Ahmed’s guard killed one attacker, however, others escaped. The incident happened just outside the Directorate Education Office, Shawak Shah Road, when Ahmed was about to enter the premises.

According to the Gawalmandi Station House Officer (SHO) Akhter Achakzai, three snipers opened indiscriminate fire, resultantly, Ahmed and his driver, Akbar, were seriously injured. One sniper also got killed in the crossfire, while others managed to flee, he added. According to the eyewitness, two other snipers managed to flee on motorcycle after the incident. Another official, Muhammad bilal, said that it could be a sectarian attack as Ahmed belonged to Hazara community. Ahmed was rushed to the CMH soon after the incident and police also reached the spot and cordoned off the area. According to the CMH officials, Ahmed’s condition was critical. The attacker’s body was shifted to the Civil Hospital for identification. Police also recovered two 9mm pistols from the spot, which are said to be of the sniper.

Police was hopeful that after the identification of the killed sniper, it might trace the people behind the incident. Officials said that it was an assassination attempt on the life of Abrar Hussain Ahmed, and probably from the sectarian terrorists who have been targeting Hazara tribesmen in Quetta. staff report

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