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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

کوئٹہ میں فائرنگ سے ہزارہ فبیلے کے دو افراد ہلاک

محمد کاظمبی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کوئٹہ

یہ فرقہ وارانہ ٹارگٹ کلنگ کا واقعہ ہے: پولیس اہل کار

پاکستان کے صوبہ بلوچستان کے دارالحکومت کوئٹہ میں فائرنگ کے ایک واقعے دو افراد ہلاک اور ایک زخمی ہوگیا۔حکام کا کہنا ہے کہ ہلاک ہونے والے دونوں افراد کا تعلق ہزارہ برادری ہے۔

فائرنگ کا واقعہ پیر کو سیٹلائیٹ ٹاؤن کے علاقے میں پیش آیا۔

سیٹلائیٹ ٹاؤن پولیس سٹیشن کے ایک اہلکار نے بی بی سی کو بتایا کہ ہزارہ قبیلے سے تعلق رکھنے والے تین افراد بس کے ذریعے ایران سے متصل سرحدی شہر تفتان جانا چاہتے تھے اور وہ سیٹلائیٹ ٹاؤن میں واقع ایک ٹرانسپورٹ کمپنی کے دفتر پر بیٹھے تھے۔

پولیس اہلکار کے مطابق کمپنی کے دفتر میں دو نامعلوم موٹر سائیکل سواروں نے ان افراد پر فائرنگ کر دی۔

پولیس کے مطابق فائرنگ کے نتیجے میں دف افراد موقع پر ہی ہلاک ہو گیا جبکہ تیسرا شدید زخمی ہوا۔ زخمی شخص کو 
علاج کے لیے ہسپتال منتقل کر دیا گیا جہاں اس کی حالت تشویشناک بتائی جاتی ہے

Quetta: Hazara Relatives Mourn her Children targeted on Saryab Road

سٹلائٹ ٹاؤن میں نامعلوم افراد کی فائرنگ سے جاں بحق افراد کے رشتے دار خواتین سول ہسپتال میں غم سے نڈھال ہیں
Posted by Jamal Tarakai on Monday, April 27, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Taliban Are Said to Target Hazaras to Try to Match ISIS’ Brutality


KABUL, Afghanistan — A wave of kidnappings followed by numerous beheadings of members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic group have spread alarm and anger among a people who historically have been this country’s most persecuted.

The police in Ghazni Province confirmed Sunday that four Hazara farmers kidnapped by the Taliban had been found beheaded in Ajristan District. Six more Hazaras from Daikundi Province who had been kidnapped by unknown assailants were also found dead, dumped in Ajristan, less than a week after their families began searching for them, officials confirmed on Monday.

Although the police have not yet recovered the bodies, local reports said they, too, had been beheaded.

Beheading is not normally a Taliban tactic, but the insurgents seem to be trying to make an ugly example of the Hazaras, in what some see as a bid for attention.

“The Taliban are trying to send out a new message that they are similar in their brutality to ISIS,” said Shahgul Rezaye, a Hazara member of Parliament, referring to Islamic State extremists from Iraq and Syria, who reportedly have been trying to recruit supporters in Afghanistan. “They’re trying to show they are as bad as ISIS.”...... Continue Reading....