Thursday, December 21, 2017

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Quetta church attack victim: What place is safe?
Excerpt: Nobody in the Gil family ever misses the weekly service at the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Pakistan. But last Sunday marked an exception. Barkat Gil had to tend to a work emergency. There was a shutdown that morning at the state electricity infrastructure company. "My youngest son called me, telling me to go to the church quickly, there had been a bomb blast," the 54-year-old told Al Jazeera. "Security forces had closed the roads. I went to the Civil Hospital because they were bringing the wounded there." Barkat Gil is mourning the loss of his daughter Madeeha and 14-year-old niece Mehak Sohail [Saadullah Akhtar/Al Jazeera] His 30-year-old daughter Madeeha Gil and 14-year-old niece Mehak Sohail were among the victims.

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