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Shots fired at police guarding church in Lahore, Pakistan

March 25, 2015

Masked gunmen opened fire on police officers outside the church of St. Peter on Lahore, Pakistan, on March 24, fueling fears about further attacks on Christian churches.

The unidentified gunmen, who approached the church on a motorcycle, escaped as police returned their fire. Neither the police nor the attackers were harmed, but two bystanders suffered minor injuries.

The attack-- the latest in a series of attacks on churches in Lahore-- occurred in the middle of the afternoon. Only a handful of people were inside the church at the time.

Parishioners expressed gratitude for the presence of police officers at the church. Christians in Lahore had complained that a lack of security was a factor in earlier attacks.

 


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