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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bomb Blast in Lahore Church Punjab, Pakistan

Bomb Blast in Lahore Church
LAHORE: Twin blasts rocked the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church in Lahore's Youhanabad area. Both churches have high attendance on Sundays on account of mass.
Initial reports suggest two suicide bombers carried out the attack.
Youhanabad is the country’s biggest Christian locality, housing at least one million people. The Christian community in Pakistan has long been the target of attacks and hate crimes carried out by extremist elements.
In 2013, twin suicide attacks were carried out at the All Saint’s Church in Peshawar’s Kohati Gate area, killing 80 and wounding over 100 others.
Major developments
Suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gate of two churches
At least 14 people have died in the attack and 68 others have been wounded
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jammatul Ahrar, splinter group Jamatul Ahrar claims responsibility for the attack
Two men, suspected of involvement in the attack, lynched by the enraged mob
Protesters take to the streets of Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Karachi

Fr.Cyril and all Orthodox Community of Pakistan