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3/28/16

Pakistan - Easter attack confirms Pakistani Christians’ worst fears

The worst fears of Pakistan's Christians came true with the carnage in Lahore on Easter Sunday, said activists who had braced for a backlash since thousands protested the execution of a murderer feted as an Islamist hero.

\Taliban militants said they were targeting Christians with the suicide bombing which killed at least 72 people, nearly half of them children, in a crowded park in Lahore as thousands marked Easter on a warm spring evening.

Christian leaders said they had been filled with foreboding ever since the government executed Mumtaz Qadri, who murdered a liberal governor calling for reform of the country's blasphemy laws.

Read more: Asia-pacific - Easter attack confirms Pakistani Christians’ worst fears - France 24

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