QUETTA: Three men of the Hazara Shia community were gunned down on the Spinny Road on Tuesday in continuing sectarian attacks in the city.
The shooting left two other members of the community, Hussain Ali and Muhammad Ali, injured. They were admitted to the Combined Military Hospital.
Police identified the deceased as Isa, Hasan Ali and Zaman.
They were in a taxi when attacked by the gunmen on motorbikes.
The killings sparked angry protests by members of the community who gathered on the Brewery Road, burnt tyres and raised slogans against the government and the Frontier Corps for their failure to prevent the killing of innocent people.
The protesters also started firing and one bullet hit a man named Shaista Khan, who was seriously injured. He later died in the civil hospital.
Because of the protests, firing and burning of tyres shops in the locality were closed and traffic was diverted to other roads.
The Hazara Democratic Party issued a statement condemning the attack on their community and accusing police and Frontier Corps of having failed to prevent rampant killings.
The party said that about 70 people belonging to the Hazara community had been murdered in targeted attacks over the past 11 months.