Nine killed in Bethel Memorial Church attack, while more than 50 others were injured in the incident.
According to spokesperson at Civil Hospital, Dr Waseem Baig, nine of those being treated for injuries were in critical condition.
Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti while talking to local news channel “Geo News” two suicide bombers stormed the church, one of whom was shot dead at the entrance. The other suicide bomber blew himself up outside the church hall.
“The terrorists had weapons and it seems they wanted to take hostages inside the church. The police and FC guards present stopped this from happening,” said Bugti.
According to Mir Sarfraz, Pakistan was fighting the war on terrorism from the front and there were reports of such an attack taking place.
SSP Operations said that two attackers were killed in the exchange of fire between the terrorists and security forces.
Inspector General Balochistan Moazzam Ansari, speaking to the press, said that two suicide bombers attacked the church.
“One of them blew himself up at the gate of the church while the police shot the second terrorist dead.
Large contingents of Frontier Corps (FC) and Police have reached the scene to control the situation. The law enforcement agencies have started an operation to neutralize the attackers.
Bomb Disposal Squad has also reached the scene.