Egypt condemns deadly church attack in Pakistan

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 18 Dec 2017 3:46 AM GMT

Egypt condemns deadly church attack in Pakistan
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Cairo: Egypt condemned on Sunday the suicide bombing attack against a Christian church in Pakistan that killed at least eight people and injured 44 others.

"The Egyptian government and people stand in solidarity with the Pakistani government and people against terrorism,"Egyptian Foreign Ministry said.

At least nine people have been killed, including two of the attackers, and another 30 injured after four armed insurgents attacked a Methodist church on Sunday in Quetta in Pakistan. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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The attack on the Bethel Memorial church on Imdad square, where around 400 people were present, started at 12.10 p.m. when a suicide attacker detonated the explosives he was carrying at the church's entrance, police spokesperson Muhammed Ramzan said.

Another of the attackers, who failed to detonate his explosives-laden vest, was killed in a shootout with the police inside the church while the remaining two assailants fled the scene, said report.

--IANS

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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