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Suicide Bomber Hits Pakistan Church, 52 dead

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - The end of a religious service turned deadly today in northwest Pakistan when a suicide bomber attacked a historic church in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 52 people and wounding 100. 

Policeman Mohammad Noor Khan says the bomber struck as worshippers were coming out of Sunday services at the church in the city's Kohati Gate district. He said the attacker's severed legs were found. The dead in one of the worst assaults on the country's Christian minority in years included women and children.

Hard-line militants have been blamed for previous attacks on Pakistan's Christian minority, as well as Muslim groups they consider heretics.

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