suicide bombers attack pakistan church, killing 9
Pakistani authorities say two suicide bombers attacked a church on Sunday, killing nine people and injuring more than 50 others. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the country) in the first attack on a church claimed (ISIS)affiliate.
Hundreds of worshippers attended the week before Christmas when the bomber appeared in Quetta city and clashed with security forces.
An attacker was killed at the entrance of the church.
The other is inside, said Sarfaraz Bugti, interior minister in the southwest of Balochistan province.
Balochistan police chief Moazzam Ansari praised the reaction of the security forces guarding the church, saying that the attackers entering the church were injured and could not reach the main building.
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Quetta police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said a search was being conducted against two suspected accomplices who fled.
Local television showed that ambulances and security patrols were rushing to the scene as women and children were taken out of the church gate.
Kal Alaxander, 52, said he was in church with his wife and two children during the attack.
\"We were serving when we heard the big explosion,\" he told Reuters . \".
\"Then the shooting.
The wooden door of the prayer hall broke down and hit us.
We hid women and children under the table.
\"On Sunday, December, a church in Quetta, Pakistan was attacked, and a man helped an injured woman and a child. 17, 2017.
Arshad Butt/ap isis later claimed responsibility for the attack on their Aamaq news agency, saying that two of their group\'s \"Marauders\" attacked the church but did not provide more
This is the first time ISIS has claimed an attack on a church in Pakistan, although Muslim extremists have claimed an attack on the church in the past.
On September 2013, two suicide bombers exploded in a church in Peshawar, killing 85 people.
On March 2015, two suicide bombers attacked two churches in the eastern city of Lahore, killing 15 people. Fifty-
According to Wasim Baig, spokesman for Quetta\'s main hospital, seven people were injured in the recent attack, seven of them seriously.
A young girl dressed in white was crying as she told Geo TV about the attack, saying many people around her were injured.
Aqil Anjum, who was shot in the right arm, told The Associated Press that he heard the explosion during service, followed by heavy gunfire. \"It was chaos.
\"The bullet hit someone in the closed Hall,\" he said . \".
Dozens of Christians gathered outside nearby hospitals to protest the lack of safety.
The Pakistani president and other senior officials condemned the attack.
On Sunday, December, Pakistani Christians shouted slogans during demonstrations in Lahore, Pakistan, condemning Quetta\'s suicide attack on the church. 17, 2017.