Suicide bombers have attacked a Methodist church in Quetta, Pakistan, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 30 others. The “Islamic State” jihadi group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
“Islamic State” (IS) militants stormed a Methodist church filled with Christian worshipers in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday morning, killing and wounding several others.
Pakistani authorities said that among the eight dead, two were women. Several of the wounded were also reported to be in serious condition.
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Police said the attack could have been much worse had they not successfully shot and killed one of the attackers before they could detonate the bomb. However, the second assailant managed to reach the entrance to the church where he blew himself up.