Hindu man gunned down in Pak

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Islamabad, Feb 6 (PTI) A Hindu man was shot dead byunidentified gunmen in Quetta city of southwest Pakistantoday, police said.

The gunmen, who were in a car, fired indiscriminately atthe man, identified as Rajesh Kumar.

The attackers fled after gunning him down, policeofficials said.

No group claimed responsibility for the killing.

The motive behind the killing could not immediatelybe ascertained.

Police contended it was part of a wave of targetedkillings that has rocked Quetta and other parts of the restiveBalochistan province.

Dozens of Hindus have been kidnapped for ransom inBalochistan, including 82-year-old spiritual leader LuckmiChand Garji.

Reports from Quetta have said that over 20 Hindu familiesfrom the province have sent applications to the Indian HighCommission seeking asylum in India.

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