ISIS says it was behind a terrorist attack on a Christian family in Quetta, Pakistan, that killed four people one day after Easter Sunday. The relatives had been riding in a rickshaw when motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire on them.
Three men and a woman died in the attack. A fifth person riding in the rickshaw — a 12-year-old girl — survived and was taken to the hospital, Pakistan’s Dawn news agency says.
From Islamabad, NPR’s Diaa Hadid reports:
“By targeting the family on the road, the gunmen found a weak link: Pakistani forces had stepped up security around churches, to stop militants who target Christians on their holiest days. But the roads are still vulnerable.
“The family was traveling in Quetta, a garrison town near the Afghan border. It’s the same town where ISIS militants stormed a church compound right before Christmas. They killed nine people.”
According to Pakistan’s Express Tribune, roughly 2 percent of Pakistan’s population is Christian.