November 08, 2015 | DAWN
QUETTA: Armed assailants on Saturday evening killed two members of the Hazara community in the provincial capital.
“Armed assailants opened fire at a vehicle on Spini road and killed two members of the Hazara community,” said a police official.
The police official added that one person died at the spot of the attack while the other succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.
“The two individuals belonged to the Hazara community and were residents of Hazara Town,” stated the police official.
The unknown assailants managed to flee the spot of the incident.
A contingent of police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel reached the site of the incident and commenced initial investigation.
“It was act of target killing,” stated the police official.
There was no claim of responsibility for the incident.
In a separate incident, two bodies were recovered from Khuzdar district in the province.
“The dead bodies were found in Naal tehsil of Khuzdar district,” said a Levies official.
He added that the identity of the victims could not be immediately ascertained and both had received multiple bullet injuries.
Balochistan has been experiencing incident violence and targeted killings since more than a decade. The largest province of the country by area, is home to a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists. Al Qaeda-linked militants also operate in the region.
The province shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.