15 Christians killed in two suicide blasts in Pakistan

Eurasia News

Monitoring Desk: At least 15 Christians and 2 Muslims including a child and two policemen were killed and more than 70 others sustained injuries in two suicide blasts near two churches in Youhanabad area of Lahore Pakistan on Sunday, reports Dispatch News Desk news agency.

15 Christians killed in two suicide blasts in Pakistan
15 Christians killed in two suicide blasts in Pakistan

One of the off shoot of the banned terrorists organization Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a statement, the TTP Jamatul Ahrar group spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the militant outfit takes responsibility for twin blasts in Lahore.

The reports said that two suicide bombers reached the gates of Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church in Lahore’s Youhanabad area at a time when Sunday church ceremonies were underway there.

They attempted to enter the churches but were stopped at the gates. In the meantime, they blew themselves up.

The rescue teams and security officials reached the site and began shifting the dead and injured person to Lahore General Hospital.

On the other hand, the angry mob held two suspects from the area and beaten them to death. Later, their bodies were burnt on Ferozepur Road in Lahore.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned Youhanabad bomb blasts in strongest words and sought report from the concerned.

In his statement, the prime minister directed the provincial governments to ensure the security of public and their properties. He asked the provincial governments to beef up security in cities.

Nawaz Sharif also directed the Punjab government to provide best medical treatment to the injured of Youhanabad blasts.

Terror attacks mostly suicide attacks have been risen on churches during the last two years. Jihadi outfits including Al Shabab, Boko Haram, Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are constantly involved in killing Christians.
Here is data update till march 14, 2015 provided by The Religious Peace organization about attacks committed by jihadi organizations all over the world against Christians during the last 2 years.