Paki church blast ‘kills 40’ in Peshawar

When Shiites don’t blow up sunni mosques or visa versa, they join forces to blow up Ahmadiyya mosques or Hindu temples. And when there is a shortage of places to bomb, they  bomb the last church. Allahu akbar, Islam is peace!

Al BeBeeCeera

A man distraught outside the church

Islamists have been blamed for attacks on Christians in the past

A bomb blast outside a church in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 40 people and injured more than 40, medics say.

A bomb disposal officer said two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the church when people were coming out after Sunday Mass.


The victims were said to include women and children.

Islamist militants have been blamed for previous such attacks on Pakistan’s Christian minority.

Christians make up about 1.6% of Pakistan’s mainly Muslim population.

No-one has admitted carrying out the attack.

Witnesses said they heard two blasts, the second more powerful than the first.

Police officer Zahir Shah said he believed suicide bombers were involved.

About 500 to 600 people were believed to have been inside the church at the time.

Grieving relatives have gathered to identify their relatives.

Many in Pakistan’s Christian minority are angry at the country’s failure to tackle militancy and extremism, which has claimed thousands of lives within the past decade, says the BBC’s Shahzeb Jillani in Karachi.