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Pakistan: 5 killed as Islamic militants attack Christian church

Catholic World News - August 03, 2010

Masked gunman killed 5 Christians outside their church in Sukkur, Pakistan. Five other members of the congregation were wounded in the July 15 attack. News of the killings have only now reached the Western world.

The Church of the Gospel, where the killings occurred, had received threatening letters from Islamic militants two months earlier. Members of the congregation asked for police to investigate the threats, but received no answer. When the attack took place, local police took 45 minutes to respond; the first ambulance arrived 45 minutes later. Members of the Christian minority believe that officials were fearful of intervening because of the threats from Islamic zealots.

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