Quetta – April 27, 2015 |
AlQaeda affiliated terrorists shot and killed three Hazara passengers at the Satellite Town Bus Station in Quetta city. According to Urdu language Jang News, two of the victims are identified as Asad Ullah and Mirza Hussain, while Mohammad Tahir was reported as critically wounded. Hazara sources puts the number of victims as three. It is ,however, not confirmed if third victim is same the one mentioned in Jang News.
The bus was reportedly heading for Taftan – Pakistani border town to Iran. The Pakistani police has blamed the victims for ‘illegally travelling to Taftan’ and not seeking prior travel permission from Police. It is not clear why Police thought it was ‘illegal’ since Taftan is part of Pakistan.
Hazaras are the only human beings in Pakistan that are required to seek travel permission from Pakistani Government before travelling outside Quetta city.
The Hazara Organization for Peace and Equality (HOPE) has documented 172 individual attacks on Hazaras by Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist, killing over 1500, permanently disabling over 4000, and forcing migration of approximately 100,000 Hazaras for safer shores [ See Google Map of all attack locations ].
Human Rights organizations have accused Pakistani Establishment for helping and protecting the terrorists.