Quetta: Three Hazaras were killed while three others sustained serious injuries when unknown armed men opened fire on a vehicle carrying Hazara vegetable-sellers from market to Hazara Town on Saturday March 20, 2010.
The martyrs are Ghulam Raza, Khan Muhammad and Muhammad Ali, who died on the spot. Others including Asmatullah and Muhammad Yousaf got critical injuries. Police arrived late on the scene, when the assailants had fled the area.
Angry protesters blocked the Brewery Road in front of Police Station and chanted against the Government and law enforcement agencies for being failed to arrest the target killers. They demanded on the higher-ups to immediately arrest the assailants and later dispersed peacefully.
In a recent wave of target killing, the other day two Hazara laborers were killed in Akhtarabad Area of Hazar Ganji, Quetta. Police officials call the incidents as sectarian target killing, but yet no outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Target killing of Hazaras took a peak in 2008 and 2009. More than 400 people have been killed, but non of the terrorists have been arrested. Hazara Democratic Party has called a protest demonstrated today, Sunday March 21.