PHOTOS: Hundreds die in weekend attacks

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013: Peshawar, Pakistan_Pakistani women grieve over the coffins of their relatives, who were killed in a suicide attack on a church. The suicide bomb attack killed scores of people Sunday, in one of the worst assaults on the country’s Christian minority in years. An assault by Islamic extremists at a Kenya mall, a suicide attack on a Pakistani church and assaults by suicide bombers targeting mourners at Shiite and Sunni funerals in Iraq have killed more than 250 people and injured at least 470 others since Saturday. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013: Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistani women grieve over the coffins of their relatives, who were killed in a suicide attack on a church. The suicide bomb attack killed scores of people Sunday, in one of the worst assaults on the country’s Christian minority in years. An assault by Islamic extremists at a Kenya mall, a suicide attack on a Pakistani church and assaults by suicide bombers targeting mourners at Shiite and Sunni funerals in Iraq have killed more than 250 people and injured at least 470 others since Saturday. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

A recap of key events:

Saturday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 22: Nairobi, Kenya — Islamic extremist gunmen lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles inside an upscale mall in Nairobi kill at least 68 people, wound more than 175 others and hold an unknown number of others hostage.

Saturday, Sept. 21: Baghdad — A wave of attacks, mainly on a Shiite funeral in Baghdad, kill 104 people and wound more than 140 others.

Sunday, Sept. 22: Peshawar, Pakistan — A pair of suicide bombers blow themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a church in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 78 and wounding more than 140 others..

Sunday, Sept. 22, Baghdad — Iraqi authorities say a suicide attacker killed at least 16 people and wounded at least 35 others at a Sunni funeral.

Here’s a gallery of photos from the last 48 hours of violence in Kenya, Pakistan and Iraq:

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AP PHOTOS: Hundreds die in weekend attacks


2 Comments on “PHOTOS: Hundreds die in weekend attacks”

  1. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com and commented:
    I wonder if US tax dollars funded the terrorists?

  2. […] The Butcher A recap of key events: — Saturday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 22: Nairobi, Kenya — […]


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