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Pakistan's minority Shias end protest against terror attacks targeting them

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Hundreds of Pakistan's ended their protest against frequent terror attacks targeting the minority community in the restive

province after the government assured to take more measures to protect them.

The Shia Muslims began their sit-in in on Friday after the suicide bombing by the at an open-air market killed 21 people in last week. Those killed included 10 members of the Hazara Shia community, two children and security personnel.

The protesters were demanding an effective security plan to ensure the protection of the Hazara Shia community.

The Hazara community members ended their sit-in late on Monday night after receiving assurances from Chief Minister and for Interior Sheharyar Afridi, reported.

make up a significant minority group in and most of them live in Quetta, the capital of province.

Nearly half-a-million have settled in Balochistan, many of them after fleeing war-torn

The (NCHR) last year stated that 509 members of the Hazara community were killed and 627 injured in various incidents of terrorism in from January 2012 to December 2017.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 13:55 IST