Quetta–January 05, 2009: Two Hazaras have been gunned down and a child a woman injured by unknown motorcyclists on Monday near Zangi Lora, Kirani Road, Quetta.
Syed Muhammad Essa was on his bicycle on Zangi Lora when two motorcyclists standing nearby fired at him. He died on the spot. After some seconds, the terrorists opened fire on a Hazara Rickshaw driver, Khan Muhammad, coming from New Hazara Town. He also died on the spot. At the same time, the terrorist fired on a taxi with Hazara passengers . Resultantly, a child Shamsullah, 3, and Jaan Begum were severely injured in the taxi.
Police officials cordoned off the area and shifted the dead bodies and injured to Bolan Medical Hospital.
Hazara Democratic Party strongly condemned the cowardly act of terror demanding from the concerned quarters to arrest and punish the terrorists. In a statement, they also criticized security measures adopted by the law enforcement agencies, saying HDP had warned the Government of its reservations over the poor security measures for Muharram.
HDP statement said there have been similar incidents on Kirani and Arbab Karam Roads, and the terrorists have made these areas as their hub of activities. It demanded from the provincial government to step down and give up as it has been failed to provide security to citizens.
HDP also appealed the people of Hazara Town to remain calm.