Pakistan government ignores terrorist extermination threats to Hazara Shias
At least six people were killed and another 37 were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a truck carrying an estimated 80 kilograms of explosives, when he was stopped by Frontier Corps (FC) personnel at a check post near Alamdar Road, a Hazara Shia dominated area, in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, on April 23, 2013. The bomber was heading to the area with the intention of targeting Abdul Khaliq Hazara, the chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP).
Earlier, on February 16, 2013, at least 84 Hazara Shias were killed and 200 were injured in a remote controlled bomb blast in Hazara Town, Quetta.
On January 10, 2013, at least 105 Hazara Shias were killed and 169 were injured in a suicide car bomb blast in the Alamdar Road area.
Partial data compiled by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) indicate that at least 191 Hazara Shias have been killed so far in the current year (till April 28, 2013). SATP recorded at least 396 Hazara Shia fatalities during 2001 and 2012. While 98 Hazara Shias were killed through 2012, the number stood at 95 in 2011, 70 in 2010, 13 in 2009, nine 2008, one 2007, and none in 2006 and 2005. In 2004, however, 42 Hazara Shia were killed; another 60 were killed in 2003; none in 2002; and eight in 2001.