Deadly attack on Methodist church in Pakistan

A suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Pakistan has killed at least nine people, officials say.
Militants stormed the church, which was packed with worshippers at the time, in the city of Quetta, some 65km (40 miles) from the Afghan border.
The Islamic State group has said it carried out the attack.
Two suicide bombers were stopped at the entrance to the church, Sarfraz Bugti, the Balochistan region’s home minister, said.
Had the men got any further, there could have been hundreds of casualties, he added.
One of the men detonated his bomb vest and the other was stopped in a gunfight with police.
Two more attackers fled and a search operation is under way, according to reports.

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