Quetta (Staff Report): A member of the Christian community WAS killed and six others were injured in a firing incident near a church in Quetta on Sunday.

Quetta DIG Abdur Razzaq Cheema told the media that unidentified attackers riding a motorbike opened fire on the members of the Christian community when people were leaving after attending the Sunday service at a church in Essa Nagri area of the provincial capital. However, the attackers managed to flee the scene soon after the incident, the DIG said.

The injured were rushed to Bolan Medical Complex, Quetta , where one injured succumbed to his injuries while the condition of another is said to be critical, the hospital officials said.

In December last year, nine people were killed and 30 injured in a suicide attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church on Quetta 's Zarghoon Road.

At least two suicide attackers had struck the Bethel Memorial Church while Sunday service was ongoing. There were 400 worshipers inside the church when the assault started.