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At 5 Hazaras shot dead by unidentified armed men in Quetta

Quetta: At least five members of Hazara Shia community were killed on Quetta’s Kasi road as unidentified armed men opened fire at their vehicle.

According to the police, armed motorcyclists sprayed bullets at the vehicle and fled the scene unhurt.

Police reached the spot and started an investigation into the incident.

Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and targeted killings since more than a decade. More than 1,400 incidents targeting the minority Shia and Hazara community have taken place in the province during the past 15 years.

While sectarian terrorism in Balochistan has disproportionately targeted the Hazara community, easily identifiable because of their distinctive physical appearance, other Shias  especially pilgrims travelling to and from Iran  have not been spared either.