Pakistani christians protest after church attack kills 81
Pakistani Christians burn the tyre and shout slogans during protest against the twin suicide attacks. The death toll from a double suicide bombing on a church in Pakistan rose to 81 Monday, as Christians protested across the country to demand better protection for their community. The attack on All Saints church in the northwestern city of Peshawar after a service on Sunday, claimed by a Taliban faction, is believed to be the deadliest ever to target Pakistan's small Christian minority.
Paul Bhatti, the president of All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) who was minister for national harmony in the last government, told AFP the attack was the deadliest ever targeting Christians in Pakistan. Christians are not the only target of terror, whole Pakistan is a victim of terrorism," said Bhatti, whose brother Shahbaz was assassinated in 2011 for speaking out against the country's blasphemy laws.
Senior Peshawar police official Najeeb-ur-Rehman said security around churches in the city would be stepped up, but survivors of the bombing spoke of their fears of further violence.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age OnlineSimilar Stories