Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Qamar Javed Bajwa has strongly condemned the Church attack in Quetta on Sunday, saying the attack was aimed at fueling religious discord and split.
A statement issued by ISPR, COAS condemning the attack said that terrorist attack Quetta’s Bethel Memorial Church, called it “an attempt to cloud Christmas celebrations/create religious cleavages.
Lauding security forces for quick response to stop the terrorists from causing greater harm, he said that by targeting the Christian community an attempt was being made to sabotage the Christmas festival.
“Quetta church attack targeting our brotherly Christian Pakistanis is an attempt to cloud Christmas celebrations / create religious cleavages. Effective response by LEAs is commendable. We stay united and steadfast to respond against such heinous attempts” COAS,” DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted after the attack, which killed at least eight people and injured 44.