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Pakistan deploys troops after riots over church attacks

Paramilitary troops were deployed to prevent more rioting by minority Christians after the deadly Taliban church attacks.

By: Associated Press | Lahore | Updated: March 17, 2015 2:24:19 pm
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A Pakistani police officer says paramilitary troops have been deployed to prevent more rioting by minority Christians after the deadly Taliban church attacks in the eastern city of Lahore.

Lahore police chief, Amin Wains, says the soldiers have fanned out on the streets Tuesday as funerals of the last of the victims were underway. He says those attending the burial services will go through strict security checks.

The twin Taliban suicide bombings struck two churches in a Christian neighborhood of Lahore on Sunday, killing 17 people.

The attack set off two days of rioting in which angry Christians burned to death two people they suspected of being involved in the bombings and two Christian protester died after being hit by a car that tried to drive through their road block.

 

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