Sunday, March 15, 2015

Twin Bombings at Two Pakistan Churches Kill 14; Wound 80, Taliban Group Claims Responsibility

Bombs exploded minutes apart outside two churches in the Pakistan city of Lahore today (March 15, 2015), killing 14 people and wounding 80 during Sunday services, and witnesses said quick action by a security guard prevented many more deaths, according to the Reuters website.

A Pakistani Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility for the bombings.

Islamist militants in Pakistan have attacked Christians and other religious minorities often over the last decade or more.

Many Christians -- who make up less than two percent of Pakistan's predominantly Islam population of more than 180 million -- accuse the government of doing little to protect them, saying politicians are quick to offer condolences after an attack but slow to act to improve security.

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