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Quetta carnage: We entrust the victims and bereaved families to the Lord, says a missionary


In the wake of bloodshed and carnage, missionary in Quetta expresses deep grief over loss of lives in the recent terror strike in Police academy. “Ambulances and police continue to occupy the city. 60 people were killed and more than 200 wounded. They were all police officers and young people who were being trained in the military school,” said Father Renard Lawrance stated to fides.

Christians in Quetta

Father Renard Lawrence, missionary of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Quetta, further stated: “We are shocked by another act of terrorism aimed at innocent people. The main target is the military.” He said while continuing, “These attacks are carried out in places where there is less defense and security so as to hit as many innocent victims. It is terrible.”

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“We strongly condemn the attacks and terrorist violence. Many families suffer for this slaughter of innocents. We entrust them to the Lord, who can console them. I cannot deny that there is a certain fear, but we have learned to live with it. With the grace of God, we are carrying out our mission quite peacefully in this area of the country.

Funerals have been held for those who died in the overnight assault of a police training college in Quetta that left at least 61 people dead and 170 others wounded. In the early hours of Tuesday there was a deadly terrorist attack against the Balochistan Police College. Details emerged as three suicide bombers broke into the academy’s building during the night – security forces engaged them in a five hours stand off as two of the terrorists blew themselves up and the third was stopped by the forces.