2013-08-07 15:38:00

In Pakistan’s Balochistan Province, Hazara Shi’ite community faces attacks and intimidation

Pakistan’s Balochistan Province is the regular scene of violence, including an attack this week by the Baloch Liberation Army in which more than 20 people on a bus were kidnapped and at least 13 killed execution style. In addition to violence from separatists, the province is also contending with deadly attacks on a minority Shi’ite community, called the Hazara. Many of these attacks are thought to be carried out by Sunni extremists. Despite months of protests and appeals to the government to provide them with security, Hazaras say the violence continues to upend their lives.

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