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Balochistan: 2 Christians Killed in Pakistan Shooting

16 April 2018

Two members of Pakistan's embattled Christian community were killed on Sunday in the country's southwest when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a small group that had just left a local church, police officials said.

The injured people were taken to Bolan Medical Complex, Quetta for treatment.

The attack comes two weeks after four members of a Christian family were gunned down in Quetta a day after the community celebrated Easter on April 1.

Two people succumbed to their injuries in the hospital. The deceased's relatives lodged a protest outside, maintaining that immediate first-aid could have saved those who died.

According to the reports, a case has been registered against the unidentified attackers and an investigation into the incident is underway.

Meanwhile, Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti condemned the attack and expressed sorrow over the loss of lives. The chief minister said some miscreants want to destroy the province's peace.

Its followers have claimed some of Pakistan's most deadly recent attacks.

Militants have in the past attacked Christians and other religious minorities, including Shi'ite Muslims, in Baluchistan. The Islamic State claimed both attacks.

In December, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Quetta church, which was packed with worshippers, killing nine people and wounding over a dozen.

Balochistan: 2 Christians Killed in Pakistan Shooting