Lahore, Pakistan, Dec 17, 2017 / 15:32 pm
At least eight churchgoers were killed and another 30 injured in a double suicide bomber attack at a Methodist church in southwest Pakistan.
The attack on Bethel Memorial Methodist Church came early Sunday, when about 400 people had gathered for the service in Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan province. The church had been decorated with a Christmas tree.
One attacker detonated a vest laced with explosives near the door to the church's main hall. Another attacker who failed to detonate his vest was shot by security forces after a gunfight, the New York Times reports.
Seven children were among the injured. The death toll could have been far higher had the explosion taken place in the main hall.