At least seven members of the Christian community have been injured in a firing incident near a church in Quetta, it has been learnt.
DIG Quetta Abdur Razzaq Chema informed DawnNewsTV that the incident occurred near a church in Essa Nagri area of the provincial capital. The official said that the incident happened when people were leaving after attending the Sunday service.
Unidentified attackers riding a motorbike opened fire on the members of the Christian community and managed to flee the scene soon after the incident, the DIG said.
The injured have been rushed to Bolan Medical Complex, Quetta.
Earlier this month, four members of a Christian family travelling in a rickshaw were killed in a firing incident on Quetta’s Shah Zaman road. The Christian family belonged to Punjab and had come to Quetta to see relatives.
In December last year, nine people were killed and 30 injured in a suicide attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road.
At least two suicide attackers had struck the Bethel Memorial Church while Sunday service was ongoing. There were 400 worshipers inside the church when the assault started.
This is a breaking story that is being developed as more information becomes available.