Woman among four members of Hazara community killed in firing

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 20, 2017

At least four members of Hazara community including a woman were killed and one other was injured in a firing incident by unknown gunmen at Chothu near Mastung district Bazaar on Wednesday.

Bullet marks on the vehicle that came under attack near Mastung.

Gunmen ambushed a Karachi-bound vehicle carrying the Hazara family in the Choto area, some 40 kilometres south of Quetta, according to police. The police and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) personnel reached the site and started an investigation into the incident.

A police official on condition of anonymity declared the incident as act of target killing.

According to police, the bodies and injured have been shifted to the Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Memorial Hospital for medical assistance.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti strongly condemned the incident and termed it "against the social and tribal norms of Balochistan".

Previously, Pakistani Sunni Muslim extremist militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, had been assumed to be behind the sectarian attacks against Hazaras.

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