• Thursday, December 08, 2022

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Eight dead as Daesh claims suicide bombing of Pakistan church

IS have claimed responsibility for the attack

By: Sarwar Alam

A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by Daesh (the Islamic State group) killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a service on Sunday, just over a week before Christmas. Two women were among the dead at a Methodist church in the restive southwestern city of Quetta in Balochistan province, said provincial home secretary Akbar Harifal. Several of the wounded were in serious condition, police added. Officials said police intercepted and shot dead one attacker outside the church before he could detonate his bomb. But the second managed to reach the church’s main door, where he blew himself…

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