Balochistan

3 Hazaras injured in Quetta gun attack

Three members of the Hazara community were injured when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in Quetta’s Western Bypass area on Friday.
According to Deputy Inspector General Abdul Razzaq Cheema, 12 people were travelling from Quetta to Karachi in a large van when unknown assailants opened fire at their vehicle, injuring three passengers.
The injured have been shifted to the District Medical Complex Bolan, where one of the wounded is said to be in critical condition.
Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and targeted killings since more than a decade. More than 1,400 incidents targeting the minority Shia and Hazara community have taken place in the province during the past 15 years.
While sectarian terrorism in Balochistan has disproportionately targeted the Hazara community, easily identifiable because of their distinctive physical appearance, other Shias especially pilgrims travelling to and from Iran have not been spared either.
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