Two suicide bombers struck a historic church in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Sunday, killing 81 people attending Mass. It was one of the deadliest attacks on Christians in Pakistan’s history.
The bomb blasts left a scene of devastation. Around 600 people were inside the church at the time. Police say 12 kg of explosives were used in the attacks, carried out while worshippers were leaving Mass. 145 people were wounded in the attack. Among the dead and injured were women and children.
It is the latest in a series of attacks on Pakistani Christians, who represent about 1.6 percent of the country’s largely Muslim population. They tend to keep a low profile, and while attacks on Christian areas occur sporadically, Sunday’s bombings were among the deadliest in recent history.
The tragedy has sparked nationwide protests.
More than 500 gathered today in front of the Punjab Assembly, where they raised slogans against […]