Militants hurl grenade at Quetta church, no casualties reported

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Militants hurl grenade on a church in Quetta, however no casualties reported. The attackers were able to flee from the scene after throwing a grenade on the church. Police have failed to establish the identity of the attackers, as the hunt for the attackers continues.

Attack on church in Quetta

Gospel Faith Church located on Arbab Karam Khan Road, Nawab Khair Bakhsh Murree Street came under attack by the suspected terrorists. The attack unfolded at a time, when all the congregants had returned home and there was no one inside the church.

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Police confirmed that the grenade went off after as soon as it touched the roof of the church. Church administration stated that gate of the church; a wall and a car inside the church were damaged as a result of blast.

After the incident, the security forces cordoned off the area and launched investigations. Chief Minister of Balochistan, Nawab Sana ullah Zehri took notice of the incident and directed the concerned authorities to conduct investigations into the incident.

CM Balochistan also directed the Inspector General Police to tighten security measures at worship places and other public places. He said that more police personnel must be deployed at these places and police should patrol these places in order to thwart such incidents in future.

All Pakistan Christian League has strongly condemned the incident. At the same time, APCL has demanded for far investigations urging the provincial and federal governments to take effective steps in order to prevent similar incidents in future. APCL leaders also urged the concerned authorities to arrest the perpetrators as soon as possible.