At least 75 dead in suicide attack on Christian church in Pakistan

A suicide attack on a Christian church in Peshawar has left at least 75 dead with dozens more wounded. The attack follows a rampage by Muslims through Christian neighborhoods a few months ago that saw 2 churches burned along with 100 homes. New York Times: The attack occurred as worshipers left the All Saints Church in the old quarter of the regional capital, Peshawar, after a service on Sunday morning. Up to 600 worshipers had attended the service and were leaving to receive free food being distributed on the lawn outside when two explosions ripped through the crowd. Dozens of people were killed and more than 100 wounded, said Akhtar Ali Shah, the home secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The death toll continued to rise as rescue workers sifted through the damaged church property, said Hamid Ullah, a rescue worker with Al Khidmat Foundation, a rescue service operated by the Jamaat-e-Islami political party. He said his team had recovered 75 bodies. The dead...(Read Full Post)