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Shooting incident at Quetta

In May of this year, 5 Russians were shot dead at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Quetta. I hadn't heard anything about it at the time but saw this just today.

BBC News - Pakistan police sacked over Russians killed near Quetta

The Kharotabad Incident - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They weren't overlanders in the HUBB sense, but they WERE traveling and the incident may even have happened at the same checkpoint that overlanders pass through and that's why I have posted this here.
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Interesting, I live in Moscow and did not hear anything about this. Not a very pretty story.
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Interesting, I live in Moscow and did not hear anything about this. Not a very pretty story.
Not surprising - the Russian media suppressed it - Kharotabad killings and the cover up - Features - Al Jazeera English
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Just a very sad story about the rule of law in Pakistan. Gee, why am I not in a hurry to go there?
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I was in Pakistan in May and didnt hear about it.... It was indeed covered up. But despite my motorcycle breaking down in Quetta - i felt completely safe in Pakistan at all times. The headache didnt really start until Iran!

And im a girl travelling alone....
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This unfortunate incidence was the main news in Pakistan for sometime. I also remember hearing it on international news channels too. This shows the extreme jitteriness on part of the law enforcements agencies in these confusing times and war. They had information of an infiltrated family of suicide bombers.

There was tremendous response to this atrocity resulting in many officers going to jail.

However let me make 2 corrections/elaborations,
This didnt happen near Quetta but near the volatile Afghan border.
The victim was a Chechen family.

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