Four Shia Muslims & two others killed in Wahabi’s attack in Quetta.
The armed terrorists of Nasabi-Wahabi banned outfits of Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba (Yazeed) on motorcycles opened fire on a Cement shop on Sirki Road, Quetta, the provincial capital of violent Balochistan Province.
Four Shia Hazara’s victims were inside the shop whereas the other two victims were passersby, police sources said. The bodies were shifted to the Civil hospital where the families of the victims were staged protest against the brutal killing. A heavy contingent of police reached the crime scene and cordoned off the area. A search operation is underway. Police sources said that this appeared to be an incident of target killing.
According to police, four people, including a father and his son who were sitting inside a welding shop on Essa Khan Road were killed on the spot.
“They entered a welding shop when workers were having their lunch and killed five people,” senior police officer Jahangir Shah said, adding that the dead included four members of the Hazara community and one passer-by.
Before fleeing they also opened fire on a police patrol, killing one policeman and wounding a police official, Shah said.
A heavy contingent of police and Frontier Corps (FC) reached the crime scene and cordoned off the area while the deceased and injured were taken to the Sandeman Provincial Hospital, Quetta where one of the policemen succumbed to his injures upon arrival at hospital.
According to sources, two of the assailants were also injured in retaliatory firing by the police but they escaped from the scene of the crime.
“Four of the victims belonged to the Shia community and it could be a case of sectarian target killing,” a senior police official said.
The deceased were identified as Haji Abdul Nabi and his son Mohammad Hassan, Mohammad Tariq and Abdul Manan.