(Web Desk) – At least nine people, including two women, were killed on Sunday during a suicide attack at the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta.
The attack on the church located at the Zarghoon Road left as many as 57 injured.
According to Dunya News, heavy gunfire was exchanged following an explosion on Sunday. Police, Frontier Corps personnel, Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) were immediately dispatched to the scene following which the area was cordoned off and a search and rescue operation carried out.
President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and other senior officials condemned the attack.
Man being who sustained injuries in a suicide attack at the Bethel Memorial Church on Zarghon Road being shifted to the civil hospital. Photo: OINN
People gather around a man who was killed in the suicide attack in a church in Quetta. Photo: OINN