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Sectarian Violence in Balochistan

2017

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 6

Spiny Road / Qila Mubarak / Quetta

Unidentified assailants shot and injured five Hazara Shias in a suspected sectarian attack community on Spiny Road in the Qila Mubarak area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

0
5
2
June 4 Spiny Road / Quetta

A man and his younger sister belonging to the Shia Hazara community were shot dead in the Spiny Road area of Quetta.

2
0
3
July 19 RCD highway / Mastung

At least four persons belonging to the ethnic Hazara Shia community were shot dead when unidentified assailants opened fire on their vehicle on the main RCD highway in Mastung town in the same District of Balochistan.

4
0
4
September 10 Kuchlak / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified assailants opened fire at a vehicle coming from Chaman in Kuchlak area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, in the evening, leaving five Shia Hazara persons dead.

5
0
5 October 5

Pir Rakhel Shah / Gandawa / Fatehpur / Jhal Magsi District

At least 24 persons, including a Police constable, were killed and more than 30 injured when a suicide bomber struck outside the Dargah (shrine) of Pir Rakhel Shah in Gandawa area of Fatehpur, a small town in the Jhal Magsi District of Balochistan, where anniversary celebrations was going on.

25
30
Total*
36
35
*Data till October 8, 2017
2016

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

August 1

Sariab Road / Quetta

Two Hazara Shias, identified as Ghulam Nabi and Mohammad Nabi, were killed in a targeted attack near the Government Boys Degree College while they on their way home on Sariab Road in Quetta, the provincial capital Balochistan.

2
0
2
October 4 Kirani Road / Pud Gali Chowk / Quetta

At least four Hazara Shia women were killed and one injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on a bus on Kirani Road near Pud Gali Chowk area of Quetta, provincial capital of Balochistan.

4
1
3
November 12

Shah Norani / Khuzdar District

At least 52 persons were killed and 102 others were injured in suicide attack at the shrine of Shah Norani in Khuzdar District.

53
100+
4
December 8

Satellite town / Quetta / Balochistan

Suspected militants shot dead a Hazara man in Satellite town area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

1
0
Total*
60
101+
2015

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

April 27

Satellite Town / Quetta

At least three Shia Hazaras were shot dead in a targeted attack at local bus stop in Satellite Town area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

3
0
2
May 12

Kasi Road / Quetta

A man belonging to the Hazara community was killed and five others, including two Policemen, were injured, apparently in a targeted attack at Kasi Road of Quetta.

1
5
3
May 25 Quetta

At least three Hazara Shias were killed and nine others were injured when unidentified militants opened fire at two separate buildings on M.A. Jinnah Road in Quetta.

3
9
4
May 25 Quetta

A local trader, identified as Anwar Ali Hazara, was shot dead by unidentified militants on Fatima Jinnah Road in Quetta. Following the attack, members of the Hazara community staged a protest against the killing.

1
0
5
May 27 Quetta

Two Shia Hazaras, identified as Mohammad Arif and Mohammad Hussain, were shot dead, while another, Mohammad Essa, was injured, when unidentified militants opened fire at their cloth shop in a shopping plaza in MeCongi road area in Quetta. No outfit claimed responsibility for the attack.

2
1
6
June 7 Quetta

At least five Hazara Shias were killed when unidentified armed assailants opened fire at them in Bacha Khan Chowk area Quetta.

5
0
7
July 6

Joint Road / Quetta

Three Hazara Shia, including a Policeman among them, were killed while another woman inured in a suspected sectarian attack when unidentified assailants opened fire outside the passport office on the Joint Road area of Quetta.

3
1
8
August 10 Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified militants shot dead a Shia Hazara, identified as Ghulam Raza, while he was on his way home in Quetta of Balochistan.

1
0
9
October 22

Bhaag / Bolan District

At least 12 people were killed while 21 others received injuries when a blast ripped through an Imambargah in Bhaag area of Bolan District in Balochistan.

12
21
10
November 6

Kirani Road / Quetta

A Shia, identified as Jafar Ali, was shot dead while another, identified as Tanveer Ali, was injured when unidentified militants opened fire at their vehicle in Kirani Road area of provincial capital Quetta.

1
1
11
November 7

Spiny road / Quetta

Armed assailants killed two Shia Hazaras in Spiny road in Quetta.

2
0
Total*
34
38

2014

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 1

Machh bazaar / Bolan District

At least three people were killed and 30 injured in a suicide attack targeting Shia pilgrims in Akhtarabad area of the provincial capital Quetta.

4
30
2
January 21 Khusak / Kanak / Mastung District

At least 24 Shia pilgrims returning from Iran were killed and 40 others were injured in a bomb attack targeting their bus in the Khusak area of Kanak in Mastung District.

24
40
3
April 12

Sariab Road / Quetta

Two bus passengers belonging to Shia Hazara community were killed in an incident of target killing on Sariab Road in Quetta.

2
0
4
June 8

Taftan / Chaghai District

As many as 30 Shia pilgrims were killed and many injured in bomb explosions and firing in Taftan tehsil of Chaghai District in Balochistan.

30
0
5
July 18

Satellite Town / Quetta

Four persons were killed in firing outside a mosque as they came out after offering the Friday prayers in the area of Satellite Town in Quetta.

4
0
6
July 29 Sabzal road / Quetta

Two Shia Hazara persons, identified as Zakir Hussain and Ghulam Hussain, were killed by unidentified assailants in Sabzal road area of Quetta.

2
0
7
August 26 Sheikh Taqi Baba Shrine / Mastung District

A woman was wounded when militants blew up the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Taqi Baba in Mastung District.

0
1
8
August 29 Zikri community Shrine / Awaran District

Unidentified militants opened fire on worshippers at a shrine in Awaran District of Balochistan, killing at least six persons and wounding seven others.

6
7
9
October 23

Hazarganji / Quetta

Eight Hazara Shias were killed in sectarian target killings in the Hazarganji area of Quetta in Balochistan.

8
0
10
October 23

Kirani Road / Quetta

Armed men on a motorbike shot dead a member of the Hazara community in Kirani Road area of Quetta in Balochistan.

1
0
Total
81
78

2013

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 1

Machh bazaar / Bolan District

The warden of Machh jail, Mohammad Ali, who belonged to the Hazara community, was shot dead in Machh bazaar of Bolan District.

1
0
2
January 13

Alamdar Road / Quetta

At least 105 persons were killed and over 169 persons were injured in two separate bomb blasts on Alamdar Road in Quetta.

106
169
3
January 29 Sabzal road / Quetta

Two Police constables, identified as Ali Dad Hazara and Shamir Baloch, were shot dead on Sabzal road of Quetta.

2
0
4
February 16 Quetta / Balochistan

A remote-controlled bomb targeting Shias killed 84 people including women and children and wounded more than 200 in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

84
169
5
March 14 Qandeel Chowk / Gwadar /Balochistan

Two ethnic Punjabis were shot dead by unidentified assailants at Qandeel Chowk in Gwadar city (Gwadar District).

2
0
6
June 30 Aliabad / Hazara Town / Quetta

At least 28 persons were killed and 60 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near an Imambargah in Aliabad area of Hazara Town in Quetta (Quetta District), the provincial capital of Balochistan.

29
60
7
July 15

Masjid Road / Quetta

At least four people belonging to the Shia community were killed when unidentified militants opened fire on Raza Hussain's vehicle on Masjid Road area of Quetta.

4
2
8
July 22

Shahrah-e-Iqbal Road / Quetta

Two Shia Hazaras were killed when unidentified militants opened fire at a taxi on Shahrah-e-Iqbal Road in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

2
0
9
October 26

Quetta-Taftan Highway / Mastung District

At least two soldiers were killed when car bomb hit a FC van escorting a bus of Shia pilgrims in Dringarh area on the main Quetta-Taftan Highway of Mastung District. Frontier Corps and Balochistan Levies convoys were escorting five passenger buses of Shia pilgrims on the highway when they found a suspected car parked on the road.

2
0
10
November 1

Mach / Bolan / Balochistan

Unidentified militants shot dead at least six Hazara Shia coal miners and injured another in a sectarian attack in Mach town of Bolan District in Balochistan.

6
0
11 November 24 Kirani Road / Quetta

A Hazara Shia man, identified as Arif Hussain, was shot dead in a targeted sectarian attack on Kirani Road in Quetta.

1
0
Total*
239
400

2012

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 5

Nawan Killi / Quetta

One ASI, Ghulam Raza Bangash, was shot dead by unidentified militants in Nawan Killi area of Quetta. It is believed to be a sectarian attack.

1
0
2
January 15

Jam colony Imambargah / Quetta

In a sectarian killing incident, a security guard, identified as Musa Khan, was shot dead by unidentified armed militants in Jam colony Imambargah in Quetta.

1
0
3
January 25

AG Office / Quetta

An Inspector of the FIA, Walayat Hussain, Quetta television artiste Abid Hussain Nazish and Mohammad Anwar Hussain, an accounts officer at the Balochistan Accountant General's Office, were shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in a sectarian attack in Quetta.

3
0
4
March 24

Tambo / Kohlu District

At least three devotees, including a tribal leader, were killed and nine others, including women and children, sustained injuries when their vehicle, owned by local tribal leader Muhammad Nawaz, was attacked by a group of unidentified militants in Tambo tehsil of Kohlu District.

3
9
5
March 24

Kasi Road / Quetta

A religious scholar, identified as Qari Abdul Basit, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Kasi Road area of the Quetta.

1
0
6
March 28

Dasht / Mastung District

Two people, identified as Jawad Ahmed and Khadem Hussain, belonging to the Hazara community, were injured when the car they were riding was attacked by unidentified assailants in a suspected incidents of sectarian violence near Dasht area in Mastung District.

0
2
7
March 29

Spiny Road / Quetta

At least five Hazaras were killed and seven others injured when unidentified militants opened fire on their car on Spiny Road in Quetta in a suspected sectarian attack.

5
7
8
April 3

Mecongi Road / Quetta

Two persons, Akbar Ali and Ali Raza, were shot dead by unidentified assailants in an incident of sectarian violence on Mecongi Road of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

2
0
9
April 6

Saryab Road / Quetta

Maulana Mohammad Qasim Sasoli, a prayer leader belonging to the Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (Noorani group), was shot dead on Saryab Road of Quetta.

1
0
10
April 9 Prince Road / Quetta

Six Shia persons belonging to the Hazara community were killed and three others were injured when armed militants opened fire at a cobblers shop on Prince Road in Quetta.

6
3
11
April 12 Shahrah-e-Iqbal / Quetta

Unidentified militants opened fire on a tea store on Shahrah-e-Iqbal area of Quetta, killing a man on the spot and injuring the owner of the store identified as Sakhi Dad.

1
0
12
April 12 Archer Road / Quetta

Armed assailants attacked another shop on Archer Road of Quetta, killing two people belonging to the Hazara community, Nor Ali and Nor Ahmed on the spot.

2
0
13
April 13 Sattar Road / Quetta

Targeted killings in Quetta continued as another member of the Hazara community, identified as Mohammad Ali Hazara, was shot dead by unidentified armed militants while he was sitting outside a shop on Abdul Sattar Road after Friday prayers.

1
0
14
April 14 Killi Ibrahim Zai / Quetta

Unidentified assailants opened fire on a taxi, killing six Shia persons of Hazara community on Brewery Road in Killi Ibrahim Zai area of Quetta. Later, they shot and killed another two Shias in a rickshaw in the same area.

8
0
15
April 16

Quivery Road / Quetta

Unidentified armed militants opened fire on a tyre shop on Quivery Road in Quetta killing one Hazara, identified as Salam Ali.

1
0
16
April 21

Brewery Road / Quetta

Two Shia Hazaras, Baban Ali and Hussain Ali, were killed on Brewery Road of Quetta in Balochistan in a spate of sectarian killing.

2
0
17
April 22

McCongy Road / Quetta

A man, identified as Sajjad Ali, belonging to the Hazara community was shot at and injured on McCongy Road in Quetta in a sectarian attack.

0
1
18
May 6

Dasht / Mastung District

Unidentified armed militants shot dead a Hazara man, identified as Muhammad Ali, in Dasht area of Mastung District.

1
0
19
May 15

Regional passport office / Joint Road / Quetta

Two brothers belonging to Hazara community, identified as Muhammad Tahir and Muhammad Qadir, were shot dead in front of the regional passport office on Joint Road in Quetta.

2
0
20
May 17

Sardar Karez / Quetta / Balochistan

Two Police constables, Ghulam Murtaza and Sanaullah, belonging to Shia sect, were shot dead and another two, ASI Muhammad Hussain and Constable Deen Muhammad, were injured in a targeted sectarian attack in the Sardar Karez area of Eastern Bypass in Quetta.

2
2
21
May 24

Killi Chakar / Sariab Road / Quetta / Balochistan

A member of the Shia Hazara community, identified as Amir Muhammad, was killed in Killi Chakar area of Sariab Road in Quetta.

1
0
22
May 30

Joint Road / Quetta / Balochistan

A man belonging to Hazara community, identified as Ali Muhammad, was shot dead near a roadside hotel on Joint Road in Quetta in a sectarian attack.

1
0
23
June 2

Sariab Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified militants killed a person of the Hazara community, Muhammad Ali, and another injured near a bus stop on Sariab Road in Quetta.

1
0
24
June 3

Essa Khan Road / Quetta / Balochistan

At least six persons, including four Shias and a policeman, were killed and another Policeman injured when a group of unidentified assailants attacked a welding shop on Essa Khan Road in Quetta of Balochistan.

6
1
25
June 11

Dringarh / Mastung / Balochistan

At least six people were killed and over two dozen people were injured when a remote-controlled bomb hidden in a motorcycle exploded near a bus in the Dringarh area of Mastung District in a suspected sectarian attack.

6
24
26
June 18

Jinnah Town / Quetta / Balochistan

At least five students and one professor were killed, while around 30 were injured when a powerful blast occurred near an IT University located in Jinnah Town of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. LeJ claimed the responsibility for the attack. The bus was carrying Shia students.

7
30
27
June 28

Hazar Ganji / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 14 persons, including two policemen and a woman, were killed and 30 others, including women and children, sustained injuries in a suicide attack on a bus of pilgrims coming from Iran, at Hazar Ganji area of Quetta.

16
30
28
July 4

Kuchlak / Quetta / Balochistan

At least three persons, including a local government assistant director, were shot dead in a sectarian attack in Kuchlak, some 25 kilometres from the provincial capital of Balochistan, Quetta.

3
0
29
July 6

Musa Colony / Sariab / Quetta

A religious scholar, Maulvi Abdul Qasim, hailing from Sunni school of thought was shot dead in Musa Colony in Sariab locality in Quetta in a suspected incident of sectarian killing.

1
0
30
July 11 Mian Gundi / Quetta / Balochistan

Two bodies, including that of an Imambargah leader, were recovered in Mian Gundi area, an outskirt of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. A slip was found from one of the body in which LeJ claimed the responsibility of the killings.

2
0
31
July 24

Shahwakshah Road / Quetta / Balochistan

One militant was killed in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. Two unidentified armed militants opened fire on the Deputy Director of Schools, Abrar Hussain, belonging to the Shia Hazara community, injuring him and his colleague on Shahwakshah Road, but despite having been hit by three bullets, the officer retaliated and hit one of them with his car, killing one militant on the spot.

1
2
32
July 28

Quarry Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified militant opened fire on a veterinary store at Quarry Road in Quetta and killed a veterinary doctor identified as Dr Noor Ali, belonging to the Hazara community.

1
0
33
August 4

Killi Karak area / Mastung District

Unidentified assailants killed a prayer leader of Killi Bacha Jama Mosque, Abdul Hakeem, at Killi Karak area of Mastung District in Balochistan.

1
0
34
August 16

Arbab Karam Khan Road / Sariab / Quetta / Balochistan

As many as three Shias were shot dead on Arbab Karam Khan Road in the Sariab Police Station area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

3
0
35
August 27

Killi Mubarak area / Spiny Road / Quetta

Three men, identified as Habibullah, Muhammad Ali and Mustafa, belonging to Hazara community were shot dead and two others, including a two-year-old child passing by, sustained critical injuries in a sectarian attack at Killi Mubarak Chowk on Spiny Road in Quetta.

3
2
36
August 30

Munir Mengal Road / Quetta

Three people, including a Session Judge, identified as Zulfiqar Naqvi, his guard and driver were shot dead by unidentified armed militants in a sectarian attack on Munir Mengal Road in Quetta while he was going to his office.

3
0
37
September 1

Sabzi Mandi / Hazar Ganji area / Quetta

Unidentified armed militants ambushed a vehicle carrying five passengers and killed all of them near Sabzi Mandi in Hazar Ganji area of the District.

5
0
38
September 1

Hazar Ganji / Quetta

Two Shias were shot dead by unidentified militants in Hazar Ganji area of Quetta.

2
0
39
September 1

Quetta

Two Shia men were killed and 10 others were injured while protesting against the killing of Shias in Quetta. Two Shia men were killed and 10 others were injured while protesting against the killing of Shias in Quetta.

2
10
40
September 5 Kinrani Road / Quetta

A dentist, identified as Niamatullah, belonging to Hazara-Shia community was killed when unidentified armed militants opened indiscriminate fire on Shaukat Clinic on Kinrani Road in Quetta. No group has claimed responsibility for the killing.

1
0
41
September 18

Mastung District

Three Shia Muslim pilgrims were killed and a dozen wounded in a roadside bomb attack on a passenger bus carrying in Mastung District. Six security personnel who were assigned to provide security to the bus also received injuries.

3
18
42
September 27

Double Road / Quetta

A Shia man, identified as Ghulam Shaki, was shot dead by unidentified armed militants at a shop in Langove Plaza in Double Road area of Quetta. He worked for Geological Survey of Pakistan.

1
0
43
September 27

Goal Masjid / Satellite Town / Quetta

Another Shia man, identified as Gulab Shah, was shot dead at a photocopy shop in Goal Masjid area of Satellite Town in Quetta.

1
0
44
October 7 Musa Colony / Quetta

A Shia man, identified as Muhammad Yaseen, was sprayed with bullets by unidentified militants in Musa Colony in Quetta. "The deceased belonged to the Shia community," Police said.

1
0
45
October 14 Sattar Road / Quetta

Unidentified armed militants shot dead two brothers belonging to Shia community, Mohammad Ismail and Ishaq Islmail, and injured three others in a sectarian attack on Sattar Road in Quetta.

2
3
46
October 16 Quetta

Four members of the Hazara community were shot dead in a sectarian attack in the Kabari Market scrap market of Quetta.

4
0
47
October 29 Kalat Town / Kalat District

A prayer leader of Kalat civil hospital mosque, identified as Qari Ziaullah, was shot dead in Kalat Town of Kalat District.

1
0
48
November 6

Spiny Road / Quetta

In an incident of target killing three people belonging to Shia Hazara community were killed and two others injured when unidentified militants opened fire at a yellow cab on Spiny Road area in Quetta.

3
2
49
November 9

Arbab Khan Road / Quetta

A Hazara Shia, identified as Ghulam Raza, was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in a sectarian targeted killing on Arbab Karam Khan Road in Quetta.

1
0
50
November 10

Mezan Chowk

Three people from the Hazara community were killed and one injured in an incident of target killing while they were on their way home from Mezan Chowk in Quetta.

3
1
51
November 11

Kuchlak / Quetta

A prayer leader was injured by unidentified militants in Kuchlak area of Quetta.

1
0
52
November 12

Machh Bazaar / Bolan District

Three persons belonging to the Hazara community were killed, while two others sustained injuries in Machh Bazaar of Bolan District.

3
2
53
November 15

Mengalaband / Quetta

Two Hazara Shias, identified as Zakir and Ibrahim, were injured when militants opened fire on them at Western Bypass near Mengalabad area in Quetta.

0
2
54
November 16

Kirani Road / Quetta

A Hazara Shia, identified as Jalil, was killed in a sectarian attack on Kirani road in Quetta.

1
0
55
November 16

Hazarganj / Quetta

A Hazara Shia was injured in a target attack in Hazargangi area of Quetta while he was going home from the vegetable market.

0
1
56
November 28 Quetta

A Hazara Shia, identified as Hussain Ali Hazara, was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants on Circular Road in Quetta. No group claimed responsibility of the incident.

1
0
57
December 4 Airport Road / Askari Park / Quetta

A man, Ashfaq was killed and his brother was injured on Airport Road near Askari Park in Quetta. The victims belonged to the Shia Hazara community.

1
1
58
December 17

Shahrah-i-Iqbal / Quetta

The Balochistan Government's public relations Director and two Policemen were shot dead near Shahrah-i-Iqbal area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan in the morning. The LeJ claimed responsibility for the killings.

3
1
59
December 30

RCD Highway / Dringer / Mastung District

A car bomb exploded near a convoy of buses taking Shia pilgrims to Iran, killing 20 persons and injuring 25, on the RCD Highway in the Dringer area in Mastung District of Balochistan.

20
25
Total*
159
179


2011

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

May 06

Hazara town / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified militants today fired rockets on a group of Shia Muslims in Quetta, killing at least eight and injuring 15 others.

8
15
2
May 18 Killi Kamalo / Quetta / Balochistan

At least seven Shia people, including a passerby girl, were killed and six others sustained bullet injuries in an attack near Killi Kamalo area of Quetta.

7
6
3
May 29 Spiny Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Two Shia Policemen were killed and three other people, including a woman and a Sub-Inspector of the CID were injured in a sectarian attack on Spiny Road in Quetta.

2
3
4
June 22 Akhtarabad / Quetta / Balochistan

Three Shia people were killed and nine others got injured when four armed militants fired at a bus carrying Shia pilgrims to Iran in Akhtarabad area of Quetta.

3
9
5
July 10

Qambrani Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Three persons, belonging to Shia community, were shot dead while coming from Qambrani Road in Quetta.

3
0
6
July 28

Pishin / Quetta / Balochistan

A prayer leader of Jamia Albadar mosque, identified as Abdul Karim Mengal, was shot dead by unidentified militants in Pishin area of Quetta.

1
0
7
July 29

Taftan bus terminal / Saryab Road / Quetta / Balochistan

LeJ militants killed at least seven people, including four Shias, waiting to travel to Mashhad in Iran, at Taftan bus terminal on Saryab Road.

7
0
8
August 31

Quetta / Balochistan

A suicide car bomb blast killed at least 11 Shia persons and injured 22 others celebrating Eidul Fitr in Quetta.

12
22
9
September 20

Ganjidori / Mastung District /Balochistan

The LeJ militants shot dead 26 Shia pilgrims travelling to Taftan, a town that shares border with Iran, in Ganjidori area of Mastung District and Quetta city of Balochistan.

26
0
10
September 20

Quetta /Balochistan

Unidentified gunmen killed three Shias on the outskirts of Quetta whom Police said were relatives of victims of the Shia pilgrims, who were killed in Ganjidori area of Mastung District.

3
0
11
September 23

Sibi Road / Sayrab / Quetta / Balochistan

Three people from the Hazara community were killed and three others, including a child, sustained injuries when a passenger van was attacked by unidentified assailants on Sibi Road in Sayrab area of the provincial capital of Balochistan, Quetta.

3
3
12 October 4

Akhtarabad area / Quetta

At least 12 people of Hazara community were killed and seven seriously injured after unknown militants fired indiscriminately at a bus in Akhtarabad area of Quetta in Balochistan. The death toll of the sectarian attack on the Hazara community rose to 14.

14
5
Total
89
63

2010

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

March 08

Sariab Road / Quetta

A gunman was shot dead by the Police in the Kashmirabad area near Sariab Road in Quetta. According to the Sariab Police sources, the attacker identified as Noorul Haq was firing at the Imambargah when the Police arrived.

1
0
2

April 16

Civil hospital / Quetta

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a suspected sectarian attack inside civil hospital in Quetta, killing 11 persons and injuring 35 others. Sources said unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle killed Ashraf Zaidi, the son of the chief of the Shia Conference Balochistan. Hundreds of people, including a local parliamentarian and dozens of journalists, rushed to the hospital where the body was lying. As the crowd gathered at the casualty ward, a suicide bomber blew himself up.

13
35
3

May 24

Airport Road / Quetta

Two persons were killed and 15 others injured in a bomb explosion at the Airport Road in Quetta in Balochistan in a suspected sectarian attack.

2
15
4

May 24

Hub / Lasbela

In suspected sectarian attack, unidentified assailants shot dead the vice principal of a Hub Technical Training Centre on Pircas Road in Hub in Lasbela District.

1
0
5

May 28

Satellite Town / Quetta

Unidentified militants killed four Policemen in Satellite Town area of Quetta in Balochistan. LeJ claimed responsibility for the attack.

4
0
6

May 31

Mezan Chowk / Quetta

Unidentified assailants shot dead a prayer leader and his companion at Taughi Road near Mezan Chowk in Quetta of Balochistan.

2
0
7
July 2

Saryab / Quetta

Unidentified assailants killed a Shia scholar, Ali Muhammad, in a suspected sectarian attack in Saryab area of Quetta in Balochistan. Ali Muhammad, president of the Kashmirabad Imambargah, was walking in a street close Shahjee chowk when the assailants opened fire at him, killing him on the spot.

1
0
8
September 2

Pidrak / Turbat / Balochistan

Two civilians were killed and eight others injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on a passenger bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Pidrak area near Turbat in Balochistan. According to reports, a passenger bus coming from Sindh was attacked near Pidrak area, a town close to Turbat city.

2
8
9
September 3

Mezan Chowk / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 55 persons were killed while over 200 others were injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up amidst participants of a rally held to mark the Al-Quds Day in Mezan Chowk of Quetta.

65
191
10
October 28

Quetta / Balochistan

Four Shia persons were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan.

4
0
11

December 15

Arbab Karam Khan Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Three persons, including two brothers and a child, were shot dead and another sustained bullet injures in an incident of sectarian attack on Arbab Karam Khan Road in Quetta.

3
1
Total
98
250

2009

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Date

Incident

1

January 10

In a sectarian incident, unidentified men killed a central leader of the Fiqah Jafferia along with his guard in Sibi District. The assailants opened fire on Saqlain Haider and his guard, Ghulam Ali.

2

February 2

Unidentified gunmen killed a Shia trader in Quetta in an attack apparently linked to the recent cycle of sectarian killings in the provincial capital. Syed Iqbal Zaidi, a resident of Quetta's Shahbaz Town locality, was driving home when two men on a motorcycle shot him near Sariab Bridge on Zargoon Road and fled, Police said.

3

February 18

In a suspected sectarian incident, unidentified men killed the Jamaat Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat-Noorani provincial leader Maulana Iftikhar Ahmed Habibi in Quetta. Police said Habibi, who was also a regular Islamic commentator on Pakistan Television, was killed by unidentified men when he was on his way to work. "This is an act of sectarianism carried out by those who had previously threatened to kill Habibi," Mir Abdul Qudoos Sasooli, the provincial president of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan, said. "The murder was carried out by the activists of banned organisations which are operating now under new names," he said.

4

March 1

In an apparent act of sectarian violence in provincial capital Quetta, unidentified men murdered a man and his son, both from the Shia sect. The motorcycle borne attackers opened fire on the victims at their shop on Quetta's Double Road, killing Haji Sakhi and his son, Ghulam Ali, on the spot.

5

March 3

Five Shias were killed in Quetta when unidentified assailants attacked members of a family in the city - taking the death toll from sectarian attacks in a single week to 12. According to Police, the assailants ambushed a van carrying the Shia family on the eastern bypass of Quetta - killing five people on the spot. The slain civilians were returning to Quetta from the Mach area when they were targeted. "It is a target killing," Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Wazir Khan Nasar said. Although no group claimed responsibility for the incident, the killings are reported to be part of a series of sectarian attacks that started in Quetta a couple of months ago. The banned Sunni terrorist group, LeJ, has reportedly claimed responsibility for most of the recent attacks.

6

March 9

Unidentified men on a motorbike killed two Shias in an apparent sectarian attack in Quetta. The victims were shot in their car on Kirani road, on the outskirts of the Balochistan capital. "Two men from the Shia community were shot dead by unknown gunmen riding a motorbike," a Police official said. The attack came a week after five Shias were killed in another drive-by shooting in Quetta.

7

June 22

Three Shias, including a union council chief, were killed in Quetta, the Balochistan capital, by unidentified men in a suspected sectarian incident. Unidentified armed men reportedly opened fire on Talib Agha, Union Council 47 chief in Quetta, when he was on his way home along with his driver and security guard. Witnesses said Agha had just closed his showroom and was driving back on Fatima Jinnah Road when the men fired at his car. He died on the spot, while his security guard Jawad Hussain died on the way to hospital. The driver, Hassan Ali, died at Quetta’s Civil Hospital. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident.

8

June 23

The principal of the Government Commerce College was shot dead by two motorcycle borne assailants in a suspected sectarian incident in Quetta, capital of Balochistan. Professor Amanat Ali was reportedly ambushed while traveling to his college. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

9
July 23

The principal of a school was shot dead in a suspected sectarian incident in Quetta. Police said Haji Mohammad Mohsin, principal of the Government High School in Sariab Mills, was going to school when armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire on him, killing him on the spot. "It is a target killing," a Police officer said, adding that raids were being carried out in various areas to arrest the killers.

10
July 24

Unidentified assailants shot dead a Professor of the Government Degree College on the Sariab Road in Quetta. Police officials said motorcycle borne gunmen opened fire on Haji Ghulam Sarwar, a Chemistry professor, when he was entering his house near the Tariq Hospital on Sariab Road. He sustained multiple bullet injuries and died on the spot. Haji Ghulam Sarwar is the sixth academician to be a victim of target killings in Balochistan during the last couple of months.

11

August 17

Police said cardiologist Dr Abid Iqbal Zaidi was shot dead by unidentified armed men on the Fatima Jinnah Road in Quetta when he reached his private clinic around 6pm (PST). The cause of the murder is yet to be confirmed, but the Police stated that it is an incident of target killing.

12

August 17

A man and his two sons were shot dead by unidentified armed men on Sirki Road in Quetta. Police said the owner of a welding shop, Sher Ahmed, was on his way home along with his two sons - Shabir Ahmed and Jalil Ahmed - when they were attacked. Police said some unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons on them. While Jalil Ahmed died at the incident site, Sher Ahmed and Shabir Ahmed succumbed to their injuries in the Bolan Medical Complex Hospital.

13

August 21

An attack on the Jaffaria Alliance Balochistan chief Allama Maqsood Domki was foiled in Quetta by the Shia cleric’s own guards. According to Police, unidentified men opened fire on Domki at Ibrahim Street, McCongi Road, as he was on his way home after Friday prayers. Domki’s guards retaliated, killing one attacker on the spot, while two of his accomplices managed to escape. The Police said it had recovered two mobile phones and a grenade from the slain attacker.

14

October 12

Unidentified armed men killed the Balochistan Chief Mines Inspector on Sariab Road in Quetta. Ashraf Ali was a member of the Shia Hazara community. The suspected sectarian killing of the Hazara official occurred in the wake of a statement by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan that regretted target killings of Hazara. Quoting the Hazara community, the statement said 270 members of the community had been killed since 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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