QUETTA, 05 June: Unidentified gunmen killed two members of the Hazara community in Spini area of the provincial metropolis, police said here on Monday.

According to police, the incident took place just before Iftar time on Sunday evening when unidentified armed men, who were riding a bike, opened fire on one Shakil and his sister, killing both of them on the spot.

The bodies of the deceased persons were brought to Civil Hospital, Quetta for postmortem. Later, the bodies were handed over to the family members of the deceased.

Police said it was an act of target killing. Police and other law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and started search operation in the area. Police registered report against unidentified persons and started investigation into the case. No group has claimed responsibility of the attack till the filing of the report.

It merits a mention here that incidents of target killings of Hazara community members have frequently been taking place on Spini road. As many as five people were injured when gunmen opened fire on a taxi carrying members of the Hazara community on Spini road in January last.