IS bombers kill nine at Quetta church

The attack on the church comes three years to the day a school in the same area was attacked by Taliban militants. Source AAP

Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for Baluchistan province, says hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas.

Officials said security forces intercepted and shot one bomber outside but the second attacker managed to reach the church's main door where he blew himself up.

Liaqat Masih, a member of the congregation, said he was heartbroken by the violence and feared for his life as the firefight erupted between one attacker and police, who were later reinforced by paramilitaries and regular troops. "We stay united and steadfast to respond against such heinous attempts", he said.

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Kal Alaxander, 52, was at the church with his wife and two children during the attack.

Two women were among the dead, and 10 women and seven children were among the injured, hospital officials said.

Security forces continue to search for suspected accomplices. The area has been cordoned off and an emergency situation was imposed in all hospitals across Quetta.

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Sunday's incident was the first attack on a church claimed by an ISIS affiliate in Pakistan. "We had demanded the government beef up security for churches all over the country".

Pakistan interior minister Ahsan Iqbal condemned the attack, which came a day after Pakistan observed the third anniversary of the Peshawar school attack of 2014 which killed at least 150 people, mostly students. About 60 people were also injured.

THIS is the moment a terrorist yanks up his cloak and reveals his Kalashnikov before unleashing a deadly gun and suicide bomb massacre at a Catholic church in Pakistan. It is hardly a secret that minority communities and their places of worship are a primary target of militant groups; and these 12 days before December 25th are amongst the most important on the Christian calendar. But questions must also be asked about how the attackers were able to get so close to the church, which is located in a high-security zone of Quetta. He, in his statement of condemnation, said anti-state elements wanted to fan unrest and anarchy in the country to achieve their nefarious designs.

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