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  • » 03/13/2013, 00.00

    PAKISTAN

    160 houses and 2 churches burnt in Lahore: photos



    The Supreme Court of Pakistan has opened an investigation accusing the police of complicity within the attack. Photos of the arson attack.

    Lahore (AsiaNews) - The Supreme Court of Pakistan accused the Punjab police of sheltering the criminals involved in the arson attack on the Christian Joseph Colony of Lahore, on last 9th march. At least 160 houses, 18 shops and two churches, one catholic and one Seventh day Adventist, were burnt. Below photos of the arson, received today by AsiaNews.

     

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