Pakistan attack: Four Shiite Muslim women killed as gunmen open fire at a moving bus


Quetta: At Least four women from Shiite Muslim Majority were killed as gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on a moving bus in Pakistan on Tuesday.

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In the outskirts of Quetta City, the gunmen started firing on the vehicle with bullets.

"At least two motorcycle riders on one bike fired at the bus when it reached close to Hazara town. Two people, one male and another female, were also wounded in the attack," Abdul Razzaq Cheema, a senior police official said.

"The bus was travelling from one locality of Hazaras to the other," Cheema said.

"This attack on Hazaras' bus could be sectarian but we are still investigating it," he said.

Earlier also, Taliban militants had attacked Shiite Hazaras.

Partisan viciousness – specifically by Sunni hardliners against Shiites who make up around 20 percent of Pakistan's 200 million individuals – has asserted a large number of lives in the nation over the previous decade.

In May a year ago, 43 individuals from the Shiite Ismaili minority were executed when their transport was halted and loaded with slugs in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi by activists guaranteeing Islamic State bunch connection.

Baluchistan, which outskirts Iran and Afghanistan, has oil and gas assets however is beset by Islamist militancy, partisan brutality amongst Sunni and Shiite Muslims and a separatist rebellion.

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