At least eight killed, 44 injured in suicide attack on church in Pakistan


Islamabad: Two suicide bombers have attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing eight people and wounding 44 others, according to sources.

The attack on the Bethel Memorial Church on Zarghoon road in Balochistan capital came just over a week before Christmas, sources said. Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti said that at least two suicide bombers were involved in the attack on church.

One attacker was killed at the gate by police after an intense gunfight while the other wearing suicide vest entered the church and detonated his explosives.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

On March 15, 2015, the Taliban suicide bombers attacked two churches in Lahore’s Youhanabad neighbourhood, killing 15 people and wounding 70 others.

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