Zehri announces compensation for church attack victims

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri on Monday announced a compensation amount for the victims of a terrorist attack on a church located on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road.

Speaking to the media, he said that a compensation of Rs1 million each will be given to the families of those killed in the tragic incident while Rs0.5 million each to the injured.

The CM said his government is determined to take the fight against terrorism to its logical conclusion and that militants could not weaken the resolve of the people.

On Sunday, at least nine people including three women were killed while 43 others injured when two gunmen wearing explosives-filled vests attacked Bethel Memorial Methodist Church at Zarghoon Road in Quetta.

Home Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti said as per initial reports two suicide attackers stormed the church when Sunday service was ongoing, one of them detonated his charge inside the church while the other was shot dead by security personnel at the entrance to the church.