Unidentified assailants injured five members of Quetta's Hazara community in a targeted attack on Friday, police said.

The assailants shot and injured the individuals on Spini Road in the Qila Mubarak area, Deputy Inspector General Police Quetta Razzak Cheema said, terming the incident a targeted attack.

Two of the wounded are in critical condition, and all those injured in the shooting have been shifted to Bolan Medical Complex

The five individuals were targeted while they were travelling in a taxi, the DIG said.

Police have launched an investigation into the attack.

Four suspected militants killed

At least four suspected militants were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in Balochistan's Naseerabad district on Friday.

A security officer told DawnNews that security forces conducted a search operation in Uch and other areas of Naseerabad district. He said five miscreants were also arrested during exchange of fire by security personnel. Moreover, nine sanctuaries of militants were demolished by security personnel.

Correction: An earlier version of this story quoted police sources as saying two people had succumbed to their injuries following the attack. The error is regretted.