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The attack on All Saints church in the provincial capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after a service on Sunday is believed to be the deadliest ever to target the country’s small Christian minority. The death toll from the double suicide bombing rose to 81 on Monday as Christians all over the country protested against the blast, chanting slogans against the government and demanding greater security for the minorities.

Christians stage a protest in Lahore against the suicide bomb attacks on All Saints Church - Photo by AFP
Christians stage a protest in Lahore against the suicide bomb attacks on All Saints Church - Photo by AFP
Christians chant slogans as they burn materials during a protest against a suicide attack on a church on Sunday - Photo by AP
Christians chant slogans as they burn materials during a protest against a suicide attack on a church on Sunday - Photo by AP
- Photo by AP
- Photo by AP
People prepare to torch police uniforms and other security belongings during a protest outside the All Saints Church  - Photo by AFP
People prepare to torch police uniforms and other security belongings during a protest outside the All Saints Church - Photo by AFP
Men in Lahore shout anti-government slogans as they take part in the protest  - Photo by Reuters
Men in Lahore shout anti-government slogans as they take part in the protest - Photo by Reuters
People chant slogans during a protest rally condemning Sunday's suicide attacks  - Photo by Reuters
People chant slogans during a protest rally condemning Sunday's suicide attacks - Photo by Reuters
Christians stage a protest in Karachi  - Photo by AFP
Christians stage a protest in Karachi - Photo by AFP
People burn materials during the protest - Photo by AP
People burn materials during the protest - Photo by AP
Protesters in Lahore hold placards and candles during a protest against a twin suicide bomb attack on a church in Peshawar  - Photo by Reuters
Protesters in Lahore hold placards and candles during a protest against a twin suicide bomb attack on a church in Peshawar - Photo by Reuters
Protesters hold placards next to burning tires during a protest against a suicide attack on a church in Islamabad, on Sunday - Photo by AP
Protesters hold placards next to burning tires during a protest against a suicide attack on a church in Islamabad, on Sunday - Photo by AP
Private security guards stand in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral church in Lahore. Security on religious buildings has been increased after the twin bomb attack - Photo by AFP
Private security guards stand in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral church in Lahore. Security on religious buildings has been increased after the twin bomb attack - Photo by AFP

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Shatadru Mazumder Sep 23, 2013 04:24pm

Why are not the muslims protesting as well?

Shatadru Mazumder Sep 23, 2013 04:28pm

Why are not the muslims protesting as well?

joe Sep 23, 2013 05:51pm

@Shatadru Mazumder: every citizen, every race, every religion need to protest this madness. Gov need to act in full force and capture and kill those who are responsible.

noor Sep 23, 2013 07:04pm

This is a tragic moment for ALL CITIZENs of Pakistan. But I would ask one question: Why are they burning materials on roads? Why do we need to protest like this? Please try to understand that this will only hurt us more. We cant do what these talibans have been doing to us and to our country.

Khalid Sep 23, 2013 08:46pm

Why are only Christians protesting. Do Muslims of Pakistan not feel the pain?.

SHM Sep 23, 2013 09:37pm

If a minority of another faith is treated like this in a Muslim country, what fairness we Muslims can expect in a non Muslim country. Shame on the Pakistani government as well as those supposed to be so called Muslims who took part in this carnage. Who can blame the West's growing anti Muslim feelings. Adding insult to injury we saw another senseless killings in Nairobi and another massacre at a funeral prayer in Baghdad. I am really ashamed.

Ravi Ingale from Pune Sep 24, 2013 10:26am

At least Minority can protest in Muslims dominated country.

Hamwir Singh Sep 24, 2013 03:42pm

@noor: Yes you CAN do! Spread out secular education; nuke off madrasa education; free the society of war culture and most importantly begin to learn self respect by not living off the American's charity and dole.

AliBengali Sep 24, 2013 05:10pm

Loooool.. This is Pakistan today...

joe Sep 24, 2013 06:01pm

eliminate all taliban's from Pak

shahan Sep 25, 2013 01:13pm

@Shatadru Mazumder: Had we muslims started to realize the pain of other people (including different sects in the same religion), we would have been in a better form in the world. We are selfish!