Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

13 Shiites dead in Quetta attack

13 Shiites dead in Quetta attack

Oct 04, 2011 - 15:17

QUETTA (PANinfo-icon): Thirteen members of the minority Hazara community were killed during a suspected sectarian attack on their vehicle in Pakistaninfo-icon's southwestern Balochistan province on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Another seven commuters were wounded when unidentified gunmen in a double cab pick-up opened fire on their bus in Quetta, the provincial capital, police officer Riaz Ahmad Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The gunmen forced the passengers off the bus in the Akhtarabad neighbourhood and sprayed them with bullets. He said the Shiite men were on their way from Hazara Town to the Hazar Ganji area.

Quetta police chief, Hamid Shakil, told newsmen at the scene that 30 people were travelling in the ill-fated vehicle. Police were looking for the assailants who fled the scene after perpetrating the attack, he said. 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the shooting in Quetta, where more than 100 Shiites have been killed in stepped-up attacks by suspected Sunni extremists.

Police said the victims -- fruit and vegetable sellers -- were taken to the Bolan Medical College Hospital, where a number of people protested against the incident. The protestors torched the bus that came under attack.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update