QUETTA: Gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on a moving bus in the outskirts of Quetta and killed four women from the Shiite community in an apparent sectarian attack, officials said Tuesday.
“At least two motorcycle riders on one bike fired at the bus when it reached close to Hazara town. Two people, one male and another female, were also wounded in the attack,” Abdul Razzaq Cheema, a senior police official told AFP.
“The bus was travelling from one locality of Hazaras to the other,” Cheema said.
Qambar Dashti, Quetta city commissioner, confirmed the attack and said it could be sectarian.
“This attack on Hazaras’ bus could be sectarian but we are still investigating it,” he said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
In May last year, 43 members of the Ismaili minority were killed when their bus was stopped and riddled with bullets in Karachi by militants claiming Islamic State group affiliation. -AFP