Suicide bombers kill over 80 at church in Pakistan
Catholic World News - September 23, 2013
A suicide bombing attack on an Anglican church in Pakistan has left several dozen dead, according to multiple media reports.
The attack took place in Peshawar, a city of 3.6 million in northern Pakistan. According to CNN, the death toll has reached 81.
“All Saints’ Church, Inside Kohati Gate, Peshawar, Pakistan became a target of terrorism today,” said a statement on the local Anglican diocese’s website. “As the Sunday service ended and the people came out of the church, two suicide bombers entered the church compound from the main gate and blew themselves up in the midst of the people.”
“Today, in Pakistan, because of a wrong choice, a decision of hatred, of war, there was an attack in which over 70 people died,” Pope Francis said. “This choice cannot stand. It serves nothing. Only the path of peace can build a better world.”
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