Gunmen Kill At Least Two Christians in Attack on Church in Pakistan

ICC Note: At least two Christians were killed on Sunday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a church in Quetta, Pakistan. This marks the second attack on Christians in Quetta in the past month. On April 2, four Christians were killed when ISIS militants opened fire on a Christian family using an auto-rickshaw to travel on the road.

04/16/2018 Pakistan (Dawn) – At least two members of the Christian community were killed and five others injured in a firing incident near a church in Quetta, DawnNewsTV reported.

DIG Quetta Abdur Razzaq Cheema said 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 said.

The injured were rushed to Bolan Medical Complex, Quetta, where two injured worshippers succumbed to their, the hospital officials said.

Earlier this month, four members of a Christian family travelling in a rickshaw were killed in a firing incident on Quetta’s Shah Zaman road. The Christian family belonged to Punjab and had come to Quetta to see relatives.

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