- Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing in Peshawar
- The attack on All Saints Church also wounded 110 people
- Explosion occurred as worshippers left the church to collect a free meal
Two suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in Pakistan today killing 75 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country’s Christian minority.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing in the city of Peshawar, saying it would continue to target non-Muslims until the US stopped drone attacks in the country’s remote tribal region.
The latest drone strike came on Sunday when missiles hit a pair of compounds in the North Waziristan tribal area, killing six suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
The attack on All Saints Church, which also wounded 110 people, underlines the threat posed by the Pakistani Taliban at a time when the government is seeking a peace deal with the militants.
The attack occurred as hundreds of worshippers were coming out of the church in the city’s Kohati Gate district after services to get a free meal of rice.