The deceased were transported to Bolan Medical College Hospital, where they were identified as Ashiq Hussain, Amjad Ali and Abdul Qayyum. No group has claimed responsibility for the killing. However, it is believed that it was an incident of sectarian killing. Police said the slain persons went to Qambrani Road, a sensitive area for the Shias, for the game, and were attacked by masked men ridding motorbikes. More than dozen of people belonging to the Shiite community have been gunned down in Quetta in recent months and the banned religious outfit, Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, claimed responsibility for all these attacks.