Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 65, Wounds 300 in Pakistan Attack on Christians ,Easter Day

Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 65, Wounds 300 in Pakistan Attack on Christians on Easter Day.

A suicide bomber killed at least 65 people, mostly women and children, at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday in an attack claimed by a Taliban faction that said it had targeted Christians.
More than 300 other people were wounded, officials said.The explosion occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park close to children's swings. The park is a popular site for members of Lahore's Christian community, many of whom had gone there to celebrate the Easter weekend holiday.


I have died many times before death, wrote 'innocent' Christian man hanged in Pak jail
Zee Media Bureau/Supriya Jha
Islamabad: A Christian man who was arrested, tortured into confessing the crime and sentenced to death was executed in Pakistan's Lahore in early hours of Wednesday morning after 23 years of languishing in jail.
Aftab Bahadur, who as a minor worked as an apprentice for a plumber, was only 15 years of age, when on the fateful day of September 5, 1992, he was implicated in a murder case.

As per a rights group Reprieve, Bahadur was implicated into the murder by his employee plumber Ghulam Mustafa, who too was arrested for the same.


Masked gunmen fire on police guarding Catholic church in Pakistan

LAHORE, PAKISTAN Unidentified gunmen opened fire on policemen guarding a Catholic church, police officials said.
Asif Khan, a local township police officer, confirmed the March 24 attack outside of St. Peter Church in the southern Pakistani city, reported the Asian Catholic news portal

"Two masked men riding a motorbike fired on policemen who were deployed outside the church," Khan said. "Police retaliated, after which the assailants sped away."

Two passersby were injured in the crossfire, but no other injuries were reported, Khan said, adding that police had obtained closed circuit television footage from the church and have launched an investigation.

Local media reported that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed police to submit a report of the incident.
Fr. Emmanuel Yousaf Mani, director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Pakistan, said he was aware of the incident and that no church or school staff were injured in the attack.


Pakistan church bombings kill 15; trigger violence

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Enraged Christians residents burn men they suspected of being involved in bomb attacks on churches, after lynching them in Lahore. Reuters image
Two powerful explosions rocked two churches in Pakistan's Lahore city on Sunday killing at least 15 people and triggering violence in which protestors took to the streets and ransacked a bus terminal, media said.

Jamatul Ahrar, an offshoot of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, news web sites said. Doctors in hospitals where those killed and wounded were rushed to said 15 people were dead.