Associated Press

Apr 18, 8:42 AM EDT

Police in Pakistan say a member of the country's Shiite minority has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the southwestern city of Quetta

AP Photo
AP Photo/Arshad Butt

Interactives
Interactive about flood-hit areas in Asia
Floods in Pakistan
Battling Taliban in Pakistan
A village destroyed: On the front lines of the Pakistan-Taliban conflict
Timeline on embassy attacks
Latest News
Pakistani police say newlyweds, 5 other family members killed in highway crash in country's south

Pakistani police: Men on motorcycles hurl acid at 3 young female university students over apparent family feud

Police in Pakistan say a member of the country's Shiite minority has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the southwestern city of Quetta

Pakistan's top court convicts former judge, wife of torturing 10-year-old girl servant, sentenced them to year in prison

Pakistani watchdog says country failing to improve human rights record, criticism stifled and blasphemy law misused

Pakistani police say gunmen have opened fire on worshippers coming out of a church in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing two people and wounding five others

Officials say Afghan troops have clashed with Pakistani forces near the disputed border, in fighting that killed two Pakistani paramilitaries and wounded five others

Photo Gallery
Pakistan Elections
Multimedia
Child labor in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A Shiite shopkeeper was killed in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, police said.

Police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire at an auto parts shop, killing the shopkeeper on the spot. Cheema says the shopkeeper was from the Shiite Hazara community and that it appeared to have been a targeted killing.

It was the fourth attack in recent months targeting the country's Shiite minority. No one has claimed the attacks, but they bear the hallmarks of Sunni extremists, who view Shiites as apostates deserving of death.

© 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

 

 


 

 
 

2006 Reading Eagle Company, All Rights Reserved
Serving the Berks County community and surrounding areas for over 130 years!
This site contains links to other Internet sites.
These links are not endorsements of any products or services in such sites,
and no information in such site has been endorsed or approved by this site.