Protests after two Christians are shot dead outside church in Quetta, Pakistan

Source: Christiantoday.com

Christian protest is under way in Quetta after the terrorist killing of two Christians yesterday near a church by four unidentified gunmen in the city in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.Local police said that a group of Christians had come out of the church when the four gunmen appeared on two motorcycles from a nearby lane and opened fire on them.

 ‘Two people were killed on the spot while six others were injured and rushed to a hospital,’ an official said. The killings have been claimed by Islamic State. The victims have been identified as Azhar Masih and Rohail Masih, who were residents of Essa Nagri which houses a large proportion of the Christian community.Provincial police chief Moazzam Jah Ansari said that it appeared that the purpose of the attack was to spread panic and fear in the province. ‘These terrorists are targeting security forces and now minorities to spread fear and panic because of the ongoing operation against them in the province,’ he said.The Christian community was protesting against the provincial government and calling for the immediate arrest of the attackers as well as protection for Christians, according to the Times of India.

Categories: Asia, Pakistan

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