QUETTA: A CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) footage of Sunday’s terrorist attack on Bethel Memorial Church in Quetta has been unearthed and shows two suicide bombers entering the church’s premises.
The footage shows one of the terrorist jumping the outer wall of the church to enter and then opening the gate for the other. The video also shows security personnel retaliating back and stopping the suicide bombers by shooting one of them.
Nine people were killed and more than 50 were injured in the terrorist attack, which was carried out when Sunday’s services were underway at the church.
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 in a bid to identify them. These samples will be sent to Punjab Forensic Laboratory in Lahore.