Sunday, September 22, 2013

Deadly Blast Hits Pakistan Church Peshawar; Killing 56 Leaving Over 120 Injured

Peshawar: Two suicide bombers blew themselves outside a church in Pakistan’s Peshawar city killing 56 people and injuring dozens, reports said Sunday. The suicide attack targeted St. John’s Church in Peshawar’s Kohati gate area as Sunday services came to an end. According to Commissioner of Peshawar Sahibzada Muhammad Anis, the attack took place when worshipers were coming out of the church after Sunday Mass. The commissioner added that 600-700 people were inside the church at the time of the attack. Those injured have been rushed to the nearby hospital and more doctors have been called to the respond to the patients. The intensity of the blast was such that the windows of the nearby buildings were shattered. The police has cordoned off the area and the bomb disposal squad has also reached to the site.

The church is situated in a very congested locality which is always jam packed with the people mostly women as the area is the hub markets and shopping centres. The Christian community lives in the vicinity and visited the church for Sunday service in large number. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but radical Islamists have been blamed for previous attacks on the country's minority communities, including Christians. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack, saying terrorists have no religion and targeting innocent people is against the teachings of Islam and all religions. He said such cruel acts of terrorism reflect the brutality and inhumane mind set of the terrorists.

You can read our previous post which is about the Joint venture of Taliban and Pakistan. Pakistan just released a high commander of Talibans and the very next day a Church is attacked. Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan are together in this conspiracy against Christians. International Community should wake up and should take an action against Pakistan. United Nation's Peacekeepers are needed for the protection of Christians in Pakistan. 


  1. Islam does not allow any innocent life to be taken. It further states that if an innocent is killed it is as if the whole humanity is killed. We Muslims deeply regret this horrific incident and demand immediate justice for the Christian community. These brain washed TTP criminals are maligning the name of islam.

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  2. Thank you Anum Hafeez, we all together have to fight against this terrorism.