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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.”

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Oct. 10, 2013 1:32 AM ET USA

    Please take time to say a prayer for the repose of these souls and for peace and comfort for those who love them.