Thousands of Hazaras have been targeted and killed in various attacks and shootings in Balochistan. Dawn.com presents an exclusive timeline of the events.
2001A vehicle was ambushed near Poodgali Chowk and eight Hazaras were killed.
June 2003Eleven police officials were killed when two armed men opened fire at a van carrying police recruits to their training school in Quetta. Several officials were also injured and the incident was believed to be an act of sectarian violence as most of the officials in the van were Hazaras.
July 2003Two people attacked a Hazara mosque on Mechangi Road in Quetta during Friday prayers, while a third person blew himself up, leaving 47 people dead. The police also defused two bombs.
March 2004An Ashura procession was attacked in Quetta, which left 42 people dead, and many injured. The attackers first threw a hand grenade, followed by firing as the procession reached the main business district of the city. It was reported that most of the victims were Hazaras.
January 2009Unknown assailants killed the chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP), Hussain Ali Yousafi.
September 2009Engineer Ahmed Ali Najaf was killed at his workplace by armed men. He was pulled out of his car and shot dead, according to eyewitness accounts.
October 2009Walayat Hussain, a Hazara lawyer, was killed while on his way from work after unknown men opened fire on him.
Mohammad Ashraf, the chief inspector of mines in Balochistan, was gunned down while he was going to work in an official vehicle.
February 2010Mehmud Ali, a young Hazara boy, was killed by armed men on the Quetta-Karachi highway while another boy Mohammad Yousuf was injured in the same incident.
March 2010Ghulam Rasool and Muhammad Ali, who were day labourers, were killed near Akhtarabad.
Shabbir Hussain, a shopkeeper, was killed by armed men while he was working in his shop in the Hazar Ganji area.
Muhammad Ali, Ghulam Raza and Ramzan Ali who were vegetable vendors were killed in the Hazar Ganji area.
May 2010A young Hazara boy, Ali Murtaza, was shot dead on Sirki road.
A suicide bombing during a Shia rally in Quetta killed around 50 people and injured many others. Later, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Mohammad Ali Hazara, was kidnapped for ransom and later killed even though the amount had been paid.
October 2010Four Hazaras were abducted and killed for ransom. Haji Ali Akbar, who was the owner of Al Abbas store was captured along with his son, bodyguard and an employee and later killed.
November 2010Haji Idrees, the owner of Barkat medical store was kidnapped and his bodyguard Mohammad Ali was killed.
December 2010Three people, including a four year old girl, were killed in a terrorist attack on Arbab Karam Khan Road in Quetta.
May 2011Eight people, including children, were killed in a rocket and gun attack which targeted Hazaras in a park. After the rockets were fired, armed men on vehicles shot at people and fled. Banned outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangavi claimed responsibility for the attack.
Two Hazara policemen, Mohammad Musa and Ishaq Ali, were shot dead on Sipni Road while on their way home.
June 2011Former Olympian and deputy director of the Pakistan Sports Board, Abrar Hussain, was shot by armed men on motorcycles as he was returning home.
Armed terrorists attacked a bus carrying Hazara pilgrims from Iran, killing three and injuring 11 others in the Hazar Ganji area of Quetta.