Four Pakistani Christians shot dead

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Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Four members of a Pakistani Christian family were shot dead in Quetta city, the police said on Tuesday.

On Monday night, unidentified armed men intercepted a vehicle the family was travelling in and opened fire, Quetta Police spokesperson Mohamed Ramzan told Efe news.

The attack comes a day after Pakistani Christians, who are a mere 2 per cent of the population, had celebrated Easter Sunday.

Attacks against the Christians have been frequent in Pakistan.

In December 2017, a week before Christmas, two suicide bombers had stormed into a packed church in Quetta and killed 10 and wounded at least 44, in an attack claimed by the Islamic state.

In March 2016, the Taliban targeted Christians celebrating Easter in a park in Lahore killing 71 people.

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–IANS

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