Crowded into “ghettos” surrounded by armed checkpoints, Pakistan’s Shiite Hazara minority faces the threat of attacks by sectarian militants in the southwestern city of Quetta, with authorities seemingly unable to halt the killings.
Witnesses recount the moment when at least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a crowded fruit market in Pakistan’s Quetta city.
At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded in a bomb blast at a fruit market in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta. IMAGES of blast site
Mourners attend a funeral in Quetta, the provincial capital and of Balochistan in western Pakistan, for Niaz Muhammad and his son, two of four people killed the previous day when gunmen armed with hand grenades and a suicide vest stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said, with the attack claimed by a separatist group which branded Beijing “an oppressor”.
(25 Jul 2018) Pakistani officials say a suicide bombing has killed at least 31 people outside a polling station in Quetta as voting got underway to elect Pakistan’s third consecutive civilian government. (July 25)
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Former cricket hero Imran Khan votes in a knife-edge Pakistan election, as a suicide blast at a polling station in Quetta kills dozens. IMAGES
Many are killed and wounded in a suicide attack on a polling station in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, as millions vote in a nationwide election. IMAGES
People in the Pakistani city of Quetta mourn the death of a coal miner who was among the 23 killed when gas explosions tore through two coal mines, also injuring 11 others.
At least six people, including five policemen, are killed in the Pakistani city of Quetta when a suicide bomber rams into their bus, injuring 16 people, police say.
At least five people were killed and 15 wounded after two suicide attackers stormed a church in the restive southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta Sunday, officials said, just over a week before Christmas. IMAGES of security forces and ambulances going to the scene