Hazara protesters refuse to end Quetta sit-in

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QUETTA:  The sit-in being staged by the grief-stricken Hazara community in the aftermath of a deadly blast at Hazarganji in Quetta entered the third days on Sunday.

At least 20 people, including eight Hazaras, were killed and scores of others were wounded when a bomb hit the vegetable market in Quetta on Friday morning.

 

Another 35 people were wounded in the blast.

Yesterday, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan visited the families of the victims to express his condolences.

The chief minister requested the protesters to end their sit-in at the Western Bypass area.

Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the ‘cowardly’ attack in Quetta and extended his condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the government of Pakistan.

“The United Nations expresses its full solidarity with the Government of Pakistan in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism,” Guterres said.

 

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