Twin blasts hit Pakistan church

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Published: Sunday 15th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Two blasts near a church in the eastern city of Lahore have wounded at least 27 worshippers, a senior Pakistani police officer said.

Haider Ashraf said the explosions occurred in quick succession in the Christian neighbourhood of Youhana Abad during Sunday services inside the church.

Mr Ashraf said police are investigating whether the blasts came from a planted bomb or a suicide attack.

Local television footage showed an angry crowd beating a person they thought was connected to the attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombings.

Islamist extremist groups and militants have targeted Christians and other religious minorities in Pakistan in the past.

Published: Sunday 15th March 2015 by The News Editor

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