QUETTA - Unidentified assailants shot dead three people and injured two women in Quetta's Satellite Town on Wednesday, officials said. The targeted killings pose a huge threat in the neighbourhood.
As the attackers on motorbikes opened fire on a car, three people onboard died on the spot, while two women were wounded.
The killers sped away unchallenged. Security forces reached the scene after some time. Rescue teams shifted the deceased and wounded to the Civil Hospital Quetta. The condition of one woman was reported critical.
Security forces cordon off the area and started search for the attackers.
More than 30 people - including nationals and religious clerics of a neighbourhing country - have so far been killed in Satellite Town and Pashtunabad neighbourhood where most Afghan refugees have taken shelter.
No group has claimed responsibility for the Wednesday attack.
BLAST KILLS TWO
At least two people were killed on Wednesday in a powerful bomb blast near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Chaman.
The explosion occurred near Wesh area on the Afghan side of the border, injuring over a dozen other people.
Nature of the blast was not clear. However, officials suspected it could be a suicide attack near Afghan checkpost.
The strength of the blast smashed window panes and glasses of nearby shops and houses in the Pakistani area.
Security was beefed up on the Pakistani side and the border crossing was shut down for all kind of traffic. "We have tightened security following the blast on the Afghan side," Pakistani security officials said.