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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: