Two dead as Hazaras come under attack, again

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Pic06-083 QUETTA: Aug06 – Security officials inspect the site after a blast took place in a small market located on the city’s busy Mission Road where most of the shops are owned by the members of Shia-Hazara community in Quetta. At least one person was killed and nine injured in an explosion in a market in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province. ONLINE PHOTO by Samiullah Khan

At least two people were killed and a dozen were injured in an explosion at Quetta’s Mission Road on Tuesday, said police.

According to the details, the bomb went off in a market located on Mission Road where the Hazara community runs most of the businesses.

The explosion smashed the glasses of nearby shops and shopping malls. Police reached the spot as an investigation into the incident went underway.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that the injured were rushed to nearby Civil Hospital for treatment. “We are investigating the nature of the blast,” he added.