20 killed in Pakistan in attack ‘targeting’ Hazara community

At least 20 people have been killed in an attack suspected of targeting the Hazara community in Pakistan.

Dawn News reports that 48 others were injured in the blast at a green grocer’s in Quetta's Hazarganji market.

Two officials have contradicted each other in the wake of the attack. Deputy Inspector General Abdul Razzaq Cheema claimed the attack was aimed at the Hazara’s and was carried out with an IED in a potato sack.

However, Home Minister Ziaullah Langove said the blast “did not target a specific community” and was a suicide attack.

A Hazara community leader has asked the government for provision of better protection.

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