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Three women injured in Pishin acid attack

QUETTA: Three women were injured in Pishin district in an acid attack over a family dispute, officials said on Wednesday.

Local administration official Bashir Bazai said: “Three women sustained injuries in an acid attack in Killi Huramzai area of Pishin district.”

He said the men had thrown the acid from bottles.

Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani confirmed the incident, adding that the motive was a family feud.

“There was a family feud between two groups and one group stormed the house of the rival group on Tuesday night and threw acid on the women,” Mr Durrani said.

He said six women were present in the house during the incident and the acid fell on three of them. “The attackers threw the acid on the lower parts of the women, burning their feet and lower parts of leg.”

Mr Durrani said that police had identified the attackers and were carrying out raids to arrest them.

On July 22, two men on a motorcycle sprayed acid using syringes on two teenage girls who were returning from a market in Mastung town.

The day before, four women — aged between 18 and 50 — had suffered the same fate in Quetta, in the market area of Sariab. They suffered partial burns.