8 killed in Suicide Attack on Quetta Church

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Security officials collect evidence at the site of a bomb attack in Quetta May 8, 2014. Police said two people were killed and seven injured in a blast in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, local media reported. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)

SRINAGAR| (PTK):  At least eight people were killed and 16 injured in a suicide attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road in Pakisran on Sunday afternoon, Balochistan’s Inspector General (IG) Moazzam Ansari and Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed to the DawnNews.

All casualties were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta. Hospital sources said they had initially received four bodies and around 20 injured, including women and children. Three of the injured passed away while undergoing treatment for their injuries.

At least two suicide attackers had struck the Bethel Memorial Church while service was ongoing. There were 400 worshipers inside the church when it came under attack, IG Ansari said.

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