Pakistan

IS claims responsibility for Pakistan church attack

IS claims responsibility for Pakistan church attack

Islamabad: The Islamic State terror organisation on Sunday claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, which killed at least nine people and wounded another 30.

In a statement published via the messaging service Telegram, IS said two of its members launched the attack on the Bethel Memorial Church in Imdad Square in Quetta, where around 400 people were present, Efe news agency reported.

IS added that one of them detonated an explosive belt he was wearing, while the second was killed in a shootout with Pakistani security forces.

—IANS