QUETTA: Three people were killed and six injured in three separate firing incidents in Quetta on Monday, leaving the city in a state of panic.
On an incident on Jinnah Road, armed men opened fire, killing two and injuring four, including two women, said police sources. The victims belonged to the Hazara community of Quetta, said rescue sources.
The assailants escaped unhurt from the spot, and the injured were rushed to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) for medical treatment.
Police and Frontier Corps personnel reached the spot and began an investigation into the incident.
A separate shooting incident on Jinnah Road left two injured.
Earlier in the day, armed men opened fire at a shop on Shahrah-i-Iqbal in Quetta, killing one.
The attackers escaped from the spot, and shopkeepers pulled down their shutters after the incident.
Police termed the three incidents as target killings.
Members of the Hazara community staged a protest outside the Balochistan Police Chief’s office, calling for the arrest of the attackers.
Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen MPA Raza Agha also joined the protesters, who chanted slogans against the police and other law enforcement agencies due to their failure to protect the people.