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QUETTA, Oct 14: Two brothers were killed and three people injured in an apparent sectarian attack here on Sunday, sources said.

Armed men on a motorbike opened fire at a vehicle on Sattar Road, killing Mohammad Ismail and his bother Ishaq. They belonged to the Shia community.

The injured — Hanan, Naseem and Suleman — were admitted to the Combined Military Hospital.

Shops in the area were closed in protest against the attack.

PPI adds: Ishaq, a jeweller, his brother Mohammad Ismail and two sons Suleman and Naseem were going home after closing their shop when they came under attack.

Ishaq and Ismail died and Suleman and Naseem were injured.

The third injured, Hanan, was a rickshaw driver.