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Four Shias shot dead in Pakistan

Four Shias were shot dead in southwest Pakistan after gunmen ambushed their van Friday, Xinhua reported.

world Updated: Sep 25, 2011 10:21 IST

Four Shias were shot dead in southwest Pakistan after gunmen ambushed their van Friday, Xinhua reported.

The attack took place around 4.00pm on Saryab road in Balochistan capital Quetta.

The van was carrying about 20 people. The attackers, who arrived on motorcycles, pulled out the Shias on board before shoting them dead. The assailants fled the scene.

On Tuesday, 29 Shias were killed in the province. Of them, 26 were gunned down after their bus was ambushed. Three others were shot dead when they went to collect the bodies of those killed in the bus attack from a hospital.

The Sunni extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed responsibility for both attacks.