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Pakistan: Firing incident near church kills two in Quetta

16 Apr 2018

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Islamabad, Apr 16: A firing incident close to a church in Quetta region of Pakistan killed at least two people belonging to the Christian community, media reports said on Monday.

The incident left five others injured.

DIG Quetta Abdur Razzaq Cheema told Dawn News the incident occurred when worshippers were leaving after attending the Sunday service at a church in Essa Nagri area of the provincial capital. 

"Unidentified attackers riding a motorbike opened fire on the members of the Christian community and managed to flee the scene soon after the incident," the DIG was quoted as saying by the Pakistan-based newspaper.

The injured people were taken to Bolan Medical Complex, Quetta for treatment.

Two people succumbed to their injuries in the hospital.




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