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Christian anger after suicide bombers kill scores of worshipers in Pakistan


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Christian anger after suicide bombers kill scores of worshipers in Pakistan

Christians living in the Pakistani city of Peshawar took to the streets in anger on Sunday after one of the deadliest attacks on their community in decades.

At least 78 people were killed and over 130 wounded after two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside an Anglican church in the city.

The protesters directed their anger at the police, complaining of the lack of security at the church.

The bombers timed their explosives to go off as worshipers were attending Sunday Mass.

The dead and injured were rushed to the local hospital. At least half of the victims were women and children.

Islamist violence has been on the rise in Pakistan in past months, undermining Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s efforts to subdue the insurgency by launching peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban.

A Taliban-linked militant group the TTP Jundullah has claimed responsibility.

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