Balochistan: 2 Christians Killed in Pakistan Shooting

Adjust Comment Print

Two Christians were killed and three others were injured in a church in the southern Pakistani city of Kveta.

Two men on a motorcycle began shooting at churchgoers, who were on their way home from the local church, Ataullah Shah, a local police official, told Reuters.

At least two people were killed and five others wounded when unidentified men opened fire on worshippers exiting a church after the Sunday service in Quetta, media reports said today.

Television pictures showed members of Quetta's Christian community burning vehicle and bicycle tyres while protesting the shooting.

Two people succumbed to their injuries in the hospital.

The local police authorities started a probe into the matter. The chief minister said some miscreants want to destroy the province's peace.

The assailants managed to flee the scene, the police said.

Last December, nine people were killed and 30 injured in a suicide attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church on Quetta's Zarghoon Road.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, though Islamist militants have carried out similar attacks on religious minorities in the region in the past. Daesh claimed both attacks.