Five people belonging to Hazara Shia community killed in Quetta

ANI | Updated: Oct 09, 2017 10:43 IST

Balochistan [Pakistan], October 9 (ANI): At least five people belonging to ethnic Hazara Shia community were killed and one other seriously injured on Quetta's Kasi road in Balochistan on Monday after few unidentified armed men opened fire at their vehicle.

The armed motorcyclists opened fire at their vehicle and fled the scene unhurt, the Dawn quoted the police, as saying.

The police is further investigating the matter.

The minority Hazara Shia community in Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and targetted killings for more than a decade.

More than 1,400 incidents have occurred in the province during the past 15 years.

On September 11, at least four members the Shia Hazara community, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed and two others injured in an attack in the Kuchlak town near Quetta.

Earlier, Balochistan National Party (BNP) leader Malik Naveed Dehwar was also shot dead along with his guard in Quetta's Arbab Khan Road. (ANI)