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Pakistan: Debris strewn across Quetta church after bombing00:36

Pakistan: Debris strewn across Quetta church after bombing

Pakistan, Quetta
December 17, 2017 at 14:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage shows the debris-strewn interior of Quetta’s Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, after it was hit by a suicide bomb attack that left at least eight dead and more than 35 injured, on Sunday.

Reports state that the first attacker blew himself up at the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, as the second assailant opened fire on worshippers during a midday service. More than 200 people were gathered at the church at the time of the attack.

The second attacker was killed by police following an exchange of fire, according to Provincial Police Chief Moazzam Jah Ansari.

A website run by members of the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) posted a message shortly after the attack, claiming responsibility. No official confirmation was released regarding the claim.

Pakistan: Debris strewn across Quetta church after bombing00:36
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Footage shows the debris-strewn interior of Quetta’s Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, after it was hit by a suicide bomb attack that left at least eight dead and more than 35 injured, on Sunday.

Reports state that the first attacker blew himself up at the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, as the second assailant opened fire on worshippers during a midday service. More than 200 people were gathered at the church at the time of the attack.

The second attacker was killed by police following an exchange of fire, according to Provincial Police Chief Moazzam Jah Ansari.

A website run by members of the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) posted a message shortly after the attack, claiming responsibility. No official confirmation was released regarding the claim.

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