Quetta: Gunmen kill 13 people, 7 injured
QUETTA: Gunmen opened fire on Shia Muslims traveling through
southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding seven
others in the latest apparent sectarian attack to plague the country,
The gunmen who attacked Tuesday were riding on motorcycles, stopped a
bus forced the passangers out and emptied their automatic weapons at a
bus in Akhtarabad area of Quetta, our sources reported.
Reportedly around 20-30 people on board a passenger bus came under
fire on their way to Hazar Ganji from Quetta. It’s hard to establish the
number of dead/ injured owing to scanty details, but casualties are
feared to rise as some of the wounded are in critical condition.
Eyewitnesses say the gunmen stopped the bus, dragged some passengers
down and shot them dead following which they opened indiscriminate fire
on the bus making more kills.
Police have cordoned off the area and the dead/injured are now being
rushed to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) as Bolan Medical Complex to
which they were shifted earlier lacked emergency treatment facilities,
said last reports.
The attackers made their escape before the police could arrive at the
scene. Later, some enraged people set the ill-fated bus on fire.