Daesh claims it killed four Catholics in southern Pakistan
Four members of a Catholic family were killed in a militant attack in southern Pakistan a day after the minority community celebrated Easter.
Ucanews.com reported the deadly gun attack took place on 2nd April in Quetta, the capital of restive Balochistan province.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency.
“Four Christian relatives were going to a nearby market on an auto-rickshaw when two unknown gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on them,” police officer Moazzam Jah Ansari told ucanews.com. “It was a targeted attack and an act of terrorism.”
Police said the casings of 9 mm bullets were recovered from the crime scene.
Picture: Men put the body of a man from a Christian family into an ambulance on 2nd April at a hospital morgue in Quetta, Pakistan. Four members of a Catholic family were killed in a militant attack a day after the minority community celebrated Easter. (CNS photo/Naseer Ahmed, Reuters).