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More than fifty Christians killed in Pakistan suicide attack

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More than fifty Christians killed in Pakistan suicide attack


Two suicide bombers have killed at least 56 people and left 100 wounded outside a church in Pakistan.

It happened in the north-western city of Peshawar as hundreds of parishioners streamed out on to the street after Sunday mass.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

One eye witness to Sunday’s attack said there was “a security lapse” because they don’t allow anybody “even Christians” to go inside the church during mass. “How did the suicide bomber come in so freely?” he asks. “This attack took place because of the negligence of security officials.”

Some residents, enraged at what they claim is inadequate security at the church, took to the streets immediately after the attack in several cities across the country.

Religious violence has been on the rise in the country, undermining the efforts of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to tame the insurgency since taking office in June.

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