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„Suicide bombers attacked a Christian community in eastern Pakistan on Sunday, setting off two blasts that killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more, officials said.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadly attack and warned of more to come…
The last major attack on Pakistan’s Christian community took place in 2013, when suicide bombers struck a church in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing more than 80 people.
More recently, a Christian couple were burned to death in November by mob that accused them of blasphemy.
„The Christian community is a soft target for militant outfits in Pakistan,” said Rabia Mehmood, a researcher at the Jinnah Institute, a Pakistani think tank. „But generally Christians and other religious minorities are under a constant threat by the extremist elements in the society and rampant religious intolerance.”
On Sunday, Pope Francis said he learned of the attacks „with pain, with much pain.”
He called for peace in Pakistan and said that persecution of Christians doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
The Pope prayed that „this persecution against Christians, which the world tries to hide, might end, and that there be peace.” http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/15/asia/pakistan-violence/index.html
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