Christian church bombed in Pakistan
Catholic World News - September 14, 2010
A bomb exploded on the evening of September 12 at a Protestant church in the northwestern Pakistani city of Mardan.
“It is an act of intimidation towards Christians and their activities,” a local source told the Fides new agency. “Panic has spread in the community.” Two persons were injured.
Local sources are attributing the bombing to the Taliban, which is angered by Christian relief efforts to flood victims.
“This is just another act of terrorist violence by Taliban groups who wish to dictate and assert their power in this province,” said Ghulam Dastagir, coordinator of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
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