Pakistan mourns victims of deadly Taliban church attacks

2015-03-16 12:40
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Lahore - Pakistan is mourning for the victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, killing 15 people, and minority Christians have blocked roads in protest over the attacks.

Pakistani shipping minister and Christian community leader, Kamran Michael, says all Christian schools will remain closed on Monday as prayer services and funerals of the victims get underway.

Christians have blocked roads in the eastern cities of Faisalabad and Gujranwala. More protests are planned elsewhere later on Monday.

Sunday's bombings in the eastern city of Lahore struck in quick succession in the Christian neighbourhood of Youhanabad during morning services.

After the attacks, angry Christian mobs blocked a major highway, ransacked a bus terminal and burned two people to death who they suspected of being involved in the attacks.

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