Skip to comments.8 killed, dozens wounded as suicide bombers attack Pakistan church
Posted on 12/17/2017 7:53:12 AM PST by BenLurkin
The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement by its Amaq news agency. It was one of the groups deadliest attacks against religious minorities in Pakistan this year, following a blast at a Sufi shrine in February that killed more than 70 people.
Initial reports suggested that two assailants had approached the church before the attack. Officials said security personnel shot one to death while another reached the gate of the main hall.
Authorities said they were searching for two other suspects believed to be accomplices.
Rescue teams reached the church to evacuate the dead and wounded. Hospital officials said they received four bodies and about 20 injury victims, four of whom later died of their wounds.
Others received injuries from wooden splinters or shards of glass after the explosion destroyed the churchs doors and windows, said the provincial police chief, Moazzam Ansari.
Islamist militants have often attacked Pakistani Christians, a mostly working-class minority that accounts for less than 2% of the countrys nearly 200 million people, the vast majority of whom are Muslim.
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