Death toll from Pakistani church bombing rises to 126
October 09, 2013
The September 22 bombing of an Anglican church in Peshawar, a city of 3.6 million in northern Pakistan, has left 126 dead and 166 injured, the Fides news agency reported.
“The attack was a cowardly act of violence against innocent Christians, who are true martyrs,” said the local Anglican bishop. “The provincial government has promised to give compensation of 500,000 rupees [$4,720] to the families of the victims and 200,000 rupees [$1,888] for the survivors who are severely disabled. So far, the victims have received no compensation.”
- A sanctuary for the Christian victims of Peshawar, still without compensation on behalf of the government (Fides)
- Suicide bombers kill over 80 at church in Pakistan (CWN, 9/23)
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