Christians Protest in Pakistan After Church Bombing Kills 81

Members of the Pakistani Christian community took to the streets Monday to protest Sunday's suicide bomb attack on a church that killed 81 people, including 34 women and children. The attack, considered to be the deadliest yet on Christians in the country, also wounded 140. Baton- and stick-wielding protestors barricaded roads with burning tires, demanding better government protection for a Christian population that makes up about four percent of Pakistan's 180 million residents, NBC News reported. A wing of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombing of the 130-year-old All Saints Church in the northwestern city of Peshawar as worshipers were leaving services to get a free meal of rice. The terror organization said it would continue to target non-Muslims until the U.S. stops drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal region.

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