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      Suicide attack at Christian church kills 75


      PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Authorities in Pakistan say 75 people were killed when a pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church after services today. More than 100 others were wounded.


      Officials say the attack in Peshawar is the deadliest attack ever on the country's Christian minority.


      A government official says the attack occurred as hundreds of worshippers were coming out of All Saints Church to get a free meal of rice on the front lawn.


      A man who identified himself as the spokesman for the Jundullah wing of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. He said the group will continue to target non-Muslims until the United States stops drone attacks in Pakistan's remote tribal region.


      Jundullah has previously claimed responsibility for attacks on minority Shiite Muslims in the southwestern Baluchistan province. Hard-line Sunni extremists like the Taliban consider Shiites to be heretics.

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