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Lahore: 14 dead and more than 70 wounded in Taliban attack against two Christian churches
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militants carried out the twin attack against St John Catholic Church and Christ Church. Almost 2,000 people were in the two buildings at the time of the blasts. A mob lynched an attacker.
Lahore: ‘Youhanabad Project,’ a summer camp for children victimised by church attacks
Promoted by Christian associations, the initiative is aimed at alleviating the psychological suffering of children. It began on 12 June and will end on 14 August with a grand finale. Activities include group theatre, music, outings, educational visits, meetings and discussions. For Michelle Chaudhry, this will give children back their confidence and hope.
Mothers and widows remember the attacks on Youhanabad churches
On Mother's Day, Christ Church, one of the two places of worship attacked, organised a prayer ceremony. Naz Bano, whose son died to stop one of the terrorists, and Fozia, now alone to raise a two-year-old girl, tell their story.
Lahore attacks: Muslims demand protection for Christian churches
Members of both communities, along with social activists, take part in a peaceful demonstration. The police has to arrest 18 people for the lynching of two Muslims. For a Muslim cleric, "Christians are not only a religious minority in this country, but are our brothers."
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Lahore, food and Christmas gifts to the victims in the Christian Quarter (VIDEO)
The local Church and some NGOs have distributed basic necessities to hundreds of residents of Youhanabad, where in 2015 a double suicide attack caused 17 deaths. Many of those who have received aid have lost loved ones in the attack. On December 26, the local Church will visit those in prison.
Muslim leaders condemn Lahore church attacks
At least 50 Islamic scholars slam the suicide bombings, reject "all forms of terrorism." For one of them, "Whoever is guilty must be punished." In Lahore's Youhanabad district, the situation remains tense. "Only animals kill and destroy churches, mosques," and "other places of worship," said a khatib or mosque preacher.
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