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Sunday, November 11, 2012

One more falls prey to Quetta violence


* Demonstration slams killings of Hazara people

QUETTA: A man was gunned down in Satellite Town area of the provincial capital on Sunday.

According to police sources, unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on a shop near Gol Masjid area of Satellite Town. Resultantly, the owner of the shop was killed on the spot. The body of the deceased was shifted to the Civil Hospital Quetta. He was identified as Manzoor Ahmed. The body was handed over to his relatives for burial after medico-legal formalities. A case has been registered against unidentified persons and investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) staged a protest demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club against the targeted killings of members of their community and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. At least four Hazaras were gunned down in the provincial capital on Saturday in two separate incidents. The HDP members were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans demanding an end to Hazara killings. They chanted slogans against the government over its failure to provide security to the Hazara community.

The protesters also criticised the silence of certain quarters over the genocide of Hazara community, and demanded the government and other quarters concerned provide justice to Hazaras and bring the culprits to book as soon as possible. staff report

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