Gunmen open fire on churchgoers, killing 2

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Bike-borne assailants killed at least two persons and injured five others outside a church in Pakistan's Quetta city, police said. notes that Ahmed said that a young girl was among the wounded and that two others were in critical condition at a hospital.

After the attack, the community members with dead bodies staged a protest demonstration and blocked roads disrupting traffic, alleging government's "failure" to end attacks on Christians, according to the report.

Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo condemned the incident and expressed sorrow at the loss of precious lives.

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The gunmen managed to flee the scene soon after the incident. The chief minister said some miscreants want to destroy the province's peace.

The Islamic State (IS) extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack on April 15 outside a church in the city of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan Province.

Television pictures showed members of Quetta's Christian community burning auto and bicycle tires while protesting the shooting.

In December, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Quetta church, which was packed with worshippers, killing nine people and wounding over a dozen.

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