Two Hazara community members killed in attack in Pakistan
Two members of minority Shia Hazara community were killed at their electronic shops by motorcycle-borne gunmen in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province in the fourth attack on the community in a month. The killing of Jaffar Ali and Muhammad Ali have led to widespread protests in Quetta, the provincial capital. Hazara community members have frequently been the victims of sectarian attacks.
Two masked men opened fire on victims
Two masked men on the motorcycle came to the electronics shop and opened fire on them killing them on the spot after which they fled away, police officer Abdullah Afridi said, adding they had bullet wounds in their head.
Recent attacks on Hazara community members
Last week, two Hazara members were killed in a similar attack in Quetta. Earlier this month, an auto-parts dealer was gunned down in his shop by men on a motorcycle. In a separate incident, a man was killed and another injured in a targeted attack in Quetta. The community has urged the government to prove its seriousness in security matters pertaining to the ethnic-group.