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Report: mob burns Christian homes in Karachi; 300 flee

Catholic World News - October 02, 2013

The day after a suicide bombing attack on an Anglican church in Peshawar, Pakistan, left over 80 dead, a mob of 150 Muslims attacked a Christian neighborhood in Karachi, burning at least 17 homes, lootings dozens of others, and causing 300 residents to flee, according to World Watch Monitor. The news service, which focuses on the persecution of Christians, based its report on conversations with local clergy and laity.

As Karachi Christians were protesting the bombing in Peshawar, a Muslim man was killed and stones were thrown at a mosque – leading the mob to take revenge. Six Christians have been charged in the murder and attack on the mosque, but no Muslims have been charged in the violence against Christians, according to the report.

World Watch Monitor also published a reflection on the Peshawar bombing by Kamran Choudhry, communications officer of Caritas Pakistan.

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