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A spokesman for the Islamic terror group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has threatened that more attacks on Christians are coming following the groups bombing of a public park targeting Christians celebrating Easter two Sundays ago. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar spokesman went on to share details of the planned Easter attack on Christians, including the identity of the bomber. Christians in Pakistan have recently become the targets of terrorist organizations seeking easy targets to attack. In 2015, two churches in a majority Christian neighborhood in Lahore were attacked by suicide bombers from the same group that attacked on Easter. What will Pakistan’s government do in response to secure its vulnerable Christian population? 

4/5/2016 Pakistan (Christian Post) – The Islamic radical group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has threatened that even more “devastating” attacks against Christians are coming, following the Easter Sunday bombing at a fun fair in Lahore, Pakistan, which killed 73 people, mostly women and children.

Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for the offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban group, told NBC News during an interview published Monday that the extremists are planning “more devastating attacks that will target Christians and other religious minorities as well as government installations.”

Ehsan identified the suicide bomber who blew himself up in the Lahore attack as Salahuddin Khorasani, describing him as a martyr who “carried out the attack on the eve of the Christian festival Easter.”

He added that Khorasani was trained in a remote region in Afghanistan before being brought over to carry out the deadly attack.

Ehsan denied that Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has any links to the Islamic State terror group, which is active in Iraq and Syria, and explained that the target of its attacks are both Christians and representatives of the central government.

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