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Deadly Blasts Hit Pakistan Churches In Lahore

Posted by sadiahaidarig on March 15, 2015


At least 15 people, including two policemen, were killed and over 80 others injured when two Taliban suicide bombers attacked two packed churches during the Sunday mass in Pakistan’s biggest Christian colony here in one of the worst attacks on the minority community.

The attackers blew themselves up at the gates of Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church in Youhanabad area of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, causing stampede as panicked worshippers ran to save their lives.

An eye witness said that a large number of Christians were present inside the churches at the time of the twin attacks.1297675389710_ORIGINAL

“Today the whole Christian community in Pakistan is devastated and is begging the government to provide it security,” he said.

All injured were shifted to SM General hospital for medical aid,where 30 injured were in serious condition,the death toll could rise as some injured were critically wounded hospital source said.

Five policemen were deployed outside the two churches. Two of them lost their lives while the other three are in a critical condition.

Police teams could not reached on the crime scene because they were busy to watch Pakistan vs Ireland cricket match of World cup.

Violent mob lynched two suspected militants after suicide blast in Church. After beating them severely, the mob tied them with a rope,dragged them on the road and set them on fire,resulting in their deaths.Their charred remains were later found at the site.indexlynch

The attacks were claimed by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar. The same group had claimed the responsibility of a suicide attack on the Wagah border in September last year in which 60 people were killed.

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