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Friday, July 17, 2015

Tragedy averted? Suicide bomb attack in Quetta leaves two dead

By Zafar Baloch / Faraz Khan
Published: July 18, 2015

A car damaged in the blast. PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA: At least two people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University on on Brewery road.

According to initial details, security guards had intercepted a suspect who was trying to enter Hazara Town. On being stopped, the bomber reportedly detonated the explosives, killing two people.

Soon after the blast, officials of the FC and Police cordon off the area. The bomb disposal squad was also called in to determine then nature of the blast and its possible target.

Meanwhile, the bodies of the victims were shifted to the nearest hospitals.

Brewery road has high security arrangements because of the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University.

In June 2013 suicide attack on the bus carrying university students took place, which killed at least 14 students and injured many others.

Samma TV Report: A Suicide Bomber Blew Himself Up At The Entry of Hazara Town

#کوئٹہ کو بڑی تباہی سے بچا لیا ہے۔ایس ایس پی آپریشنز کے مطابق خودکش حملہ آور نے خاتون کے کپڑے پہنے ہوئے تھے اور ریلوے ہاﺅسنگ سوسائٹی سے ہزارہ ٹاﺅن داخل ہونے کی کوشش کر رہا تھا۔ چوکیدارطالب حسین نے حملہ آور کو روکنے کی کوشش تو اس نے خود کو دھماکے سے اڑا لیا جس کے نتیجے میں چوکیدار سمیت 2افراد جاں بحق ہو گئے۔
Posted by Hazara Voice Community on Friday, July 17, 2015

Pictures: Suicide Bomber Blew Himself Up At Hazara Town Entry

Video: Suicide Bomber That Tried to Target Hazara Town on Eid's Eve

Quetta Taza Tareen

کوئٹہ ۔بروری روڈ ہزارہ ٹاون میں خود کش حملے کے بعد حملہ آوراور اسے روکنے والے چوکیدار کی لاشیں جائے وقوعہ پر پڑی ہیں جبکہ سیکورٹی اہلکار جائے وقوعہ کا معائنہ کرنے میں مصروف ہیں

Posted by Hazaragi Comedian Fun Dramas on Friday, July 17, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BBC Radio 4 Reports on Hazara Killings in Quetta

Hazaras, Hatred and Pakistan
Crossing Continents
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Mobeen Azhar travels to the Pakistani city of Quetta to investigate how it has become the scene of violent and indiscriminate attacks by Sunni militants against the local ethnic Hazara community. It's a city which has become effectively a no-go area for foreign journalists due to the persistent and intensifying violence. Mobeen tells the story of a single day in January of this year when over 100 people lost their lives in twin bombings in Quetta. Claiming responsibility was the Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. Mobeen retraces the story of the bombings, and examines the growing security concerns in a district dominated by the Shia Hazara community.

He speaks to Fayyaz Mohammed, a candidate in the forthcoming elections who has links to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and talks with Paul Bhatti, who until recently was the Pakistani Minister of National Harmony. Bhatti blames the government's inability to enforce "effective policy" on Pakistan's long history of military dictatorship. Azhar meets blast survivors and the families of victims, and finds out how the security situation is causing many young Hazaras to leave Quetta to seek a better life elsewhere - despite the dangers of putting their lives in the hands of people smugglers.

Producer: Julie Ball.

Click on the following link to listen to the report:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Only in Balochistan

Imrozna ehtijaji dharna ax tarafe Quetta yakjehti council da khilaf e narawa wa ghair qanooni giriftari M.athar khan bachay Tahir khan hazara da Alamdar road shuhada choke jariya.,,,,
Posted by Hazara Quetta on Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Only in ‪#‎Balochistan‬: The leaders of banned terrorist organizations are free to deliver hateful speeches in downtown ‪#‎Quetta‬, and when a local politician dares to tell the truth in protest against a decade-and-half long target killings of his community members, his son gets arrested in less than 24 hours.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Target Killings in Quetta Are State Sponsored Terrorism: Tahir Khan

Speach of Tahir Khan Hazara in 8/6/2015.
Speach of Tahir Khan Hazara in 8/6/2015.
Posted by Ghulam Hazara on Monday, June 8, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Five Hazaras shot dead in Quetta, (Pakistan)


QUETTA: Unknown assailants killed five people belonging to the Hazara community in Quetta's Bacha Khan Chowk area on Sunday evening, reported.

Police sources said suspected militants opened fire at two shops near Bacha Khan Chowk, the city's commercial hub.

Police stated the deceased belonged to the Hazara community. Four people had died on the spot while there was one injured who was rushed to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Quetta for medical treatment. However, he later succumbed to his injuries.

Police said the assailants managed to escape from the scene. It was an act of targeted killing, police sources told

Soon after the incident, markets and business establishments were closed and panic gripped the area. Traffic vanished from the roads.

In the past few days, more than half-a-dozen Hazara community were also gunned down in Quetta.... Continue Reading....



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Say one thing, do another: The world wasn't wrong, after all (It is a national policy)  

Two more Hazaras gunned down in Quetta

By Mohammad Zafar
 May 27, 2015

Police officials gather outside the store where two Hazara men were gunned down on Wednesday. PHOTO: PPI

QUETTA: Days after armed men gunned down three members of the Hazara community, two more Hazaras were shot dead near Meezan Chowk on Wednesday.

City SHO Chudhry Aslam told The Express Tribune that unknown armed assailants opened fire at people sitting outside a cloth merchant’s store on Meconogey road near Meezan Chowk . The attack left two people dead and another injured.

“The attackers were on foot and ran away after opening fire,” CCPO Abdul Razzaq Cheema told media.

As news of the attack spread, the main bazaars of Quetta shut down.

Following the incident, Frontier Corps and police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.

The dead were taken to civil hospital for autopsy while the injured were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital for treatment.

The deceased were identified as Arif Ali and Haji Hussain, while the injured man was identified as Mohammad Essa. All three belonged to the Hazara Community.

CCPO Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema said the people should cooperate with FC and police and provide information about suspects in their areas. A case against unknown assailants was also registered. Cheema urged merchants to reopen their shops.

In the last four days at least six people have been killed and 10 others have been injures in a fresh wave of sectarian attacks in Quetta. However, no group had claimed the responsibility for Wednesday’s attack till the filing of this report.

A case has been registered against the unknown persons and investigations are underway.

Three months policing extension given to FC

Meanwhile, the Balochistan chief minister on Wednesday granted a three month extension to FC’s police mandate.

FC had been given police powers for three months in 2012, but it has since been continuously extended in a bid to tackle targeted killings and militancy in the region.

A summary for the latest extension was moved by Home Secretary which was subsequently approved by the Chief Minister.

Per the extension, FC will continue to exercise police powers until August 27, 2015. FC can thus conduct raids, investigate crimes and make arrests.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Quetta, Hazara Target Killings: Views of Political Parties

Mechid Tv

Today's Protest.....(25-5-2015)Mechid Tv

Posted by Mechid Tv on Monday, May 25, 2015

Lawlessness or Controlled Terrorism?Citizens Need Answer.

Yesterday, the banned terrorist organization AHWJ also known as LeJ, who have taken responsibility of killing thousands of Hazaras/Shias in Quetta, Pakistan in last one and half decades tweeted and boasted their meeting with security officials. It is believed that the terrorist organization enjoys security forces support and are used to create ethno-sectarian tension in Balochistan. It is noteworthy that for last one and half decades, not a single member of terrorists organizations are brought to book and thousands of families still waiting for justice. Despite being a banned organization, the terrorist organization runs madrasahs, mosques, and rallies. 

TODAY, Hazara traders were targeted in downtown Quetta and Hazara patients were targeted in hospital. 

Lawlessness or Controlled Terrorism? Citizens Need Answer. 

Quetta: The target Killer wore Police Uniform

کوئٹہ : 25 مئی 2015سانحہ جناح روڈ نزد سلیم کمپیلکس میں زخمی خاتون نے بیان جاری کیا. کہ میں ہسپتال میں بیٹھی تھی کہ ایک جوان پولیس کی وردی میں اندر آیا اور فائرنگ شروع کیں.

Posted by MWM Quetta on Monday, May 25, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Quetta: How Citizen Condole the Victims

شکنجه هزاره توسط قبیله گراها در عبدالستار رود کویته
دیروز پس از وقوع حادثه در قلندر مکان پشتونها این فرد هزاره را در عبدالستار رود مورد شکنجه قرار داده و دشنام میدهند که به آنها چی اگر افراد این قوم شهید میشوند.
Posted by ‎صدای جوانان هزاره‎ on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gunmen kill one, injure seven in Quetta

May 12, 2015
From Web Edition

QUETTA: A man was killed and seven others injured in two separate incidents on Tuesday as unknown gunmen opened fire.

Two motorcyclists opened fire on Kasi Road, leaving six people injured one of them succumbed to his wounds at a local hospital.

Relatives of the deceased gathered at the Baacha Khan Road and burned tyres to lodge their protest. During the protest, unknown gunmen once again opened fire, leaving two more people injured.

The injured were taken to the Civil Hospital for treatment. Business activities came to a grinding halt as panic gripped the area following the armed attack. Police say they are investigating the matter.


Pictures: Target Killing of Hazaras at Qalandar Makkan, Quetta. 

سانحہ قلندر مکان

سانحہ قلندر مکان (12/05/2015)
(سانحہ قلندر مکان (12/05/2015)
Posted by Mirror on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Three Hazaras killed in firing incident in Quetta

By Web Desk / Mohammad Zafar
Published: April 27, 2015

Relatives grieve the deaths of the three men killed by motorcyclists on Monday. PHOTO AFP

QUETTA: Three people belonging to the Hazara community were shot dead on Monday near the Mekran bus stop in Quetta’s Sattelite Town.

Unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire at the three men outside the bus stop, Station House Officer (SHO) Raja Qyoume told The Express Tribune. Two of them were killed on the spot, while another was seriously injured.

The deceased and injured were taken to Civil Hospital Quetta, where the injured individual was pronounced dead.

The deceased were identified as Mirza Hussain, Asadullah and Mohammad Ali. They were waiting to buy a ticket fer Mekran when they were attacked, the SHO added.

Frontier Corps personnel and police arrived at the scene and investigation into the incident is currently underway.

Hazaras are often the target of sectarian violence at the hands of extremists in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In a recent attack, masked gunmen abducted 30 Shia men who were travelling by bus through central Afghanistan.

Hazara Passengers Targeted in Quetta