Kabul Press: News, Discussion and Criticism



Home > English > Afghanistan News > Six Hazaras killed in suicide attack in Hazara Town Quetta

Six Hazaras killed in suicide attack in Hazara Town Quetta

Saturday 4 October 2014, by admin

Quetta: Six people, a woman and a child of Hazara community among them, were killed and at least 24 others injured in a suicide attack here on Saturday night.1004141
The powerful blast occurred close to a girls’ school at Hazara town in the capital of restive Baluchistan province.
Hazara town is inhabited mainly by the ethnic Hazara minority, which has been often targeted by extremist militant groups in the past.

The injured were being rushed to the Bolan Medical Complex Hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

A Balochistan government spokesman said emergency has been declared at all state-run hospitals.
The blast was heard far and wide, causing panic among people who ran helter-skelter. Some people also resorted to aerial firing before rescue teams and police official reached the spot.

“There was a crowd of people at the site when the bomb went off,” said police official.

Last year, there were two major suicide bomb blasts in Hazara town, and in late June a suicide bomber blew himself up at the site of tonight’s blast. At least 30 people were killed and 70 injured in that blast.

In February last year, around 110 people were killed and 200 injured when a suicide-bomber rammed a tanker filled with explosives into a three-storey building in a market area of Hazara town.

Banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibilities for these attacks.

In the past few years, the provincial capital has also been a flashpoint for sectarian violence mainly targeting the ethnic Hazara community.


View online : http://www.hazarapeople.com/2014/10...

IP Plans: Best Cloud Web Hosting

Professional web services including fully managed VPS and dedicated servers for businesses and individuals.

Domain Registration - Search and register your domains with IP Plans
Fresh Cloud Shared Hosting with IP Plans
Fully Managed Cloud and SSD VPS with IP Plans
Fully managed Dedicated Servers with IP Plans






Home > English > Afghanistan News > Six Hazaras killed in suicide attack in Hazara Town Quetta

Ad in Kabul Press

loading...

Kabul Press is the most read news and discussion website from Afghanistan. Our sources provide breaking news stories and images focusing on human rights, freedom of speech and good government issues. We aspire to honest, factual coverage that promotes criticism and informed discourse from our readers, without censorship.