QUETTA: Gunmen riding a motorcycle killed two people on Monday in an apparent sectarian attack, police said.
The killing took place in the suburbs of Quetta, while the victims were travelling in a rickshaw.
“Gunmen on a motorcycle stopped the rickshaw and then opened fire on them and fled the scene,” Abdullah Jan Afridi, a senior police officer in Quetta, told AFP.
Afridi said the pair, from the Hazara ethnic group, were labourers in a coalmine. The rickshaw driver was unhurt in the attack in the Saryab road area.
“We are investigating but apparently it is a sectarian attack,” Afridi said. Noor Baloch, a police surgeon in Quetta civil hospital, told AFP both victims were shot in the head. There was no claim of responsibility.