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Twin blasts at churches in Pakistan kill 10, wound 55

Posted on: March 15, 2015 8:30 AM
Estimates of those killed or wounded in this latest attack currently stand at 65
Photo Credit: Dawn.com
Related Categories: Pakistan, persecution, Peshawar

By Reuters news service

Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 10 people and wounded more than 55 during Sunday services, rescue workers said, and witnesses said quick action by a security guard prevented many more deaths.

A Pakistani Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility.

The blasts went off minutes apart in a majority Christian suburb of the eastern city. Police said it seemed they targeted two churches, one Catholic [Catholic Church] and one Protestant [Christ Church], that are very close to each other.

After the blasts, enraged resident lynched two suspects, police said.

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