Balochistan CM announces Rs1m for deceased, Rs0.5m for injured in church attack - Pakistan Today

Balochistan CM announces Rs1m for deceased, Rs0.5m for injured in church attack

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri on Monday said that the resolve of Pakistani people cannot be weakened by cowardly terrorist attacks, as he announced compensation packages for the families of those killed and injured in the attack on a church in the provincial capital on Sunday.

The chief minister announced a compensation package of Rs1 million for the families of the people who died while Rs0.5 million will be given to each person injured in the attack.

He also directed the Balochistan Police chief to review security plan for ensuring foolproof security at worship places after the Quetta incident.

At least nine people were killed and over 50 wounded when two suicide bombers stormed the packed to capacity church in Quetta on Sunday, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country.

According to officials, the two suicide bombers were between the ages of 16 and 20. The suicide jacket which was defused contained 15 kilogrammes of explosive material.

Balochistan Inspector General Police (IGP) Moazzam Ansari confirmed to media that 400 people were present inside the church at the time of the attack and a major tragedy was avoided due to the quick response of security forces.

DNA samples of the two terrorists have been obtained for their identification. These samples will be sent to the Punjab Forensic Laboratory in Lahore.



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