Pakistan church bombs kill 14 and injure 75 injured in Lahore’s Christian

Mar 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured

Editor’s note: The United States furnishes tens of billions of dollars a year to Pakistan including advance military hardware while Christians rot in jails accused of blasphemy. When Christians are killed in mass police in Pakistan whose equipment is furnished by the United States do nothing.

One of the many churches in Lahore, Pakistan. Names of the actual churches bombed are not known at this time

One of the many churches in Lahore, Pakistan. Names of the actual churches bombed are not known at this time

LAHORE: Bombs outside two churches in Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80 during Sunday services, and witnesses said quick action by a security guard prevented many more deaths.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan splinter group Jamaatul Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack.

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 and one Protestant, that are very close to each other.

Following the blast, enraged residents lynched two men they suspected of involvement, a police official said. Journalist Riaz Ahmed said he had seen the two burnt bodies at an intersection.

“I was sitting at a shop near the church when a blast jolted the area. I rushed towards the spot and saw the security guard scuffle with a man who was trying to enter the church, after failing, he blew himself up,” said witness Amir Masih.

“I saw his body parts flying through the air.” The guard died as well, he added.

Fourteen people were killed and 78 wounded, said Zahid Pervaiz, provincial director of general health.

“The rescue operation is still underway and the death toll may increase,” rescue services spokesman Sajjad Hussain said.

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