Eleven people have lost their lives in an attack on a minority Shia Hazara community in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. News agency Reuters According to the terrorist organization Islamic State has taken responsibility for this.
According to the news agency Reuters, the Islamic State sent a letter to the Amaq news agency, taking responsibility for this attack.
The attack is about 100 km from Balochistan’s capital Quetta. It happened on Sunday morning in the fishing area of Bolan district located in the southeast.
According to officials, 11 workers working in the coal mine have been killed in this attack. At that time, the workers were in their rooms near the mine.
A security officer told the news agency Reuters on the condition of anonymity, “All workers have been slit. His hands are tied behind and blindfolded. “
In a video being shared on WhatsApp, three bodies are seen outside the room and the rest are lying inside covered in blood.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the incident in a tweet. He said, “The condemnable killing of 11 innocent mine workers in Mach Baluchistan is another cowardly inhuman act of terrorism.”
The PM said, “The Frontier Police has been asked to use all the resources to apprehend these murderers and get justice.”
There have been violent attacks against Shia Hazara community in Pakistan before.
Earlier in April, 18 people were killed in a suicide blast in a market. Half of them were from the Hazara community.
In protest against Sunday’s attack, people from the Shia Hazara community blocked the western bypass in Quetta and burnt tires.
Balochistan is the center of the 60 billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The Shia Hazara communities in Pakistan and Afghanistan have been targeted by the Taliban and the Islamic State and other Sunni Muslim extremist groups.
In 2013, 200 people were killed in the bomb blasts in the capital Quetta in the Hazara community.