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In wake of Pakistan attack, WCC offers prayers, support

In wake of Pakistan attack, WCC offers prayers, support

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08 August 2016

An attack today in Quetta, southwest Pakistan, in which 63 people are reported to have been killed and 120 injured, was “vicious and reprehensible in the extreme,” said World Council of Churches international affairs director Peter Prove.

The bomb attack at a hospital in Quetta appears to have targeted colleagues, friends and family of Bilal Anwar Kasi, president of the Balochistan Bar Association, who was shot dead in an earlier attack.

“Deliberately attacking people gathered at a hospital to grieve for Mr Kasi underscores the inhumanity and moral bankruptcy of those who planned and perpetrated it,” said Prove.

“This atrocity, as so many before it, demands denunciation by all people of faith, good will and simple decency,” Prove stressed, “and prayers and support for the families and communities affected, and for the people and nation of Pakistan.”

WCC member churches in Pakistan