QUETTA: Political parties including Hazara Democratic Party and Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party appealed to masses to observe strike in protest against killing of seven people in Quetta, SAMAA reported on Saturday.
Earlier, people took to the streets on late Friday and set tires on fire to block traffic, registering their protest against rising lawlessness and killings in the city, police sources told media.
It may be mentioned here that as many as 6 people were killed and 15 others wounded in firing and rocket attacks in Hazara Town, Brewery Road area, here on Friday.
The defunct religious group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Preliminary investigations by the police have confirmed this was a sectarian attack.
Police officials said dozens of people belonging to the Hazara community were busy taking their morning walks at around 6:30 am at a ground adjacent to the Hazara Town graveyard when unknown armed men riding on two pick-ups arrived and fired three rockets and lethal automatic weapons.
Six people died on the spot, while more than 15 others sustained injuries. “In minutes, the playground turned into a slaughter house,” an eyewitness told media. Some news agencies reported that at least eight persons were killed in the incident. SAMAA