Taliban killed 77 Christians in Peshawar church service

Eurasia News


Peshawar, Pakistan: Taliban killed 77 Christians in Peshawar church service.

Taliban are behind double suicide bombing that killed 72 people at Peshawar church service, claim sources in police and intelligence agencies.

Two bombers struck at the end of a service at All Saints Church in Peshawar, the main town of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Strategy was same as used by Taliban to blow up Shia mosques in past. We believe that Taliban are behind this attack but yet to claim responsibility because they are in negotiation with government so they may not accept the responsibility of this attack, claimed one senior police official on the condition of not mentioning his name as he is not authorized to release any comment in media.

One local administration official maintained that some 100 people including women and children were also injured in the attack.

Later at night, Jundullah, an outfit of Taliban claimed the responsibility of attack and said they would continue to target non-Muslims until the United States stopped drone attacks in Pakistan’s remote tribal region.