Gunmen kill three Shias in Mach: officials
[Dawn] Gunmen Monday rubbed out three Shia Mohammedans and maimed two others in Pakistain's troubled southwestern province of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
, officials said.
The shooting took place in the town of Mach, some 70 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of the lovely provincial capital Quetta.
"Three men from the Shia Hazara community were killed and two others were maimed when gunnies on a cycle of violence sprayed bullets at two vegetable shops," local police official Sher Ahmed told AFP.
Two others sitting in the shop were maimed in the firing, he added.
Atif Nabi, a local government official confirmed the attack and toll.
Balochistan is rife with Islamist militancy, sectarian violence between majority Sunnis and minority Shia Mohammedans and a regional insurgency waged by separatists.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-13