Four women killed as gunmen open fire on Quetta bus

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QUETTA: Four women were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on a bus in the provincial capital’s Pud Gali Chowk on Tuesday.

One person has been injured in the attack.

A police officer on condition of anonymity told Dawn.com that two motorcyclists opened fire on a local bus, killing four women and injured one.

In initial reports, police officials said the women appeared to be from the minority Hazara Shia community, and that the bus was travelling to Hazara Town.

Local television channels reported that the bus was carrying upto 40 passengers.

Frontier Corps and police teams were dispatched to the area to control the situation. The injured were taken to Bolan Medical Hospital in Quetta for treatment.

Security in an around hospital has been tightened.

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