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Police: Gunmen kill 8 minority Shiite Muslims in southwest Pakistan

  • People from Pakistan's minority Shiite Hazara community carry the body of a Shiite man for burial after he was killed in an attack while riding a minibus in Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Four gunmen attacked the minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan followed by two deadly bomb blasts on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    People from Pakistan's minority Shiite Hazara community carry the body of a Shiite man for burial after he was killed in an attack while riding a minibus in Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Four gunmen attacked the minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan followed by two deadly bomb blasts on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani investigators collect evidence from the site of a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives next to a bullet proof car carrying Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of Taliban-linked Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam religious party, said Baluchistan police chief Amlesh Khan. Quetta city is the capital of Baluchistan province. Rehman survived the attack, that killed at least two people and wounded several others, he said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Pakistani investigators collect evidence from the site of a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives next to a bullet proof car carrying Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of Taliban-linked Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam religious party, said Baluchistan police chief Amlesh Khan. Quetta city is the capital of Baluchistan province. Rehman survived the attack, that killed at least two people and wounded several others, he said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man from Pakistan's minority Shiite Hazara community comforts a child who lost his family member in an attack by four gunmen in Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The four gunmen riding two motorcycles attacked a minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan followed by two deadly bomb blasts on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    A man from Pakistan's minority Shiite Hazara community comforts a child who lost his family member in an attack by four gunmen in Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The four gunmen riding two motorcycles attacked a minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan followed by two deadly bomb blasts on Thursday. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)  (The Associated Press)

A police official says gunmen have killed eight Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan.

Operations police chief Aitzaz Goraya says the Shiites from the minority Hazara community were targeted outside the vegetable market in Quetta on Thursday morning.

He says four gunmen riding two motorcycles killed six men in a mini bus and chased another two down before shooting them dead. Another two people were wounded.

No one has claimed responsibility, and the officer said it was not clear who carried out the attack.

Suspicion likely is to fall on Sunni Muslim extremists, who have targeted Shiites in the past.