Two facilitators of the Quetta church suicide bombing have been arrested by counter-terrorism police.

The Inspector General of Police Balochistan, Moazzam Jan Ansari briefed the officials of Federal Government and National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) in Islamabad. Another police official said all the handlers have been arrested and are under investigation.

It was revealed that the two suicide bombers were not Pakistanis as their data could not be found with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).

On December 17, last year, two suicide bombers stormed the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church.

The church was packed with worshippers at the time of the attack.

One of the bombers was gunned down by the guards stationed at the gate and on the roof, while the other detonated his vest outside the prayer hall.

At least nine people were killed and 56 injured during the attack.

Balochistan Police Chief stated that the death toll could have been much higher if the gunmen would have been successful in entering the church’s prayer hall.