Church attacks raise fears


ISLAMABAD,Oct 18,2013 (Obaid Khan / UPI Next) — Last month’s suicide attacks on a Peshawar church have ratcheted up fears among Pakistan’s religious minorities, especially Christians, that their places of worship are not safe.

“The Christian community was already living in fear in Pakistan, and now this attack on worshipers has shown that the government has failed to provide security to minorities and their worship places,” the Rev. Samuel Khokhar, president of the Global Peace and Preach Mission in Peshawar, told UPI Next.

On Sept. 22, suicide bombers targeted worshipers at the 130-year-old All Saints Church near the Kohati Gate in the inner city. The attacks killed least 81 people and injured 146.

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