• Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Pakistan steps up security after church attack ahead of Christmas

By: Eastern Eye Staff

On Monday Pakistani security forces were on high alert across the country after an Islamic State suicide attack on a church killed nine people, officials said. The assault on Sunday in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province, also wounded about 60 worshippers. It was the first attack on a church claimed by the IS affiliate in Pakistan. A group funeral was held on Monday afternoon after a service by Bishop Sadiq Daniel at Quetta’s Christian cemetery. Ministers, government officials and members of civil society groups attended the service. Commemorations were held across the country. In Lahore, the capital of…

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