Two Hazara Shias gunned down in Quetta

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Two members of the Shia Hazara community were gunned down on Wednesday in Spini Road area of Quetta.

Superintendent of Police Imran Qureshi said that unknown gunmen opened fire on Spini Road killing two persons. The slain persons were identified as members of the Hazara community who were killed en route to main city from HazaraTown area of Quetta.

“The attackers escaped unhurt from the spot,” Qureshi stated.

Police and Frontier Corps personnel reached the spot as a probe into the incident went underway.

“This seems to be a sectarian targeted killing,” another police official said.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

Spini Road is considered to be one of the sensitive areas of Quetta. Frequent incidents of targeted killings take place in the area despite the presence of security personnel and their check posts.

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