23 Sep 2013

Church bomb toll now 75

7:34 am on 23 September 2013

Police in Pakistan now say at least 75 people have been killed in a double suicide-bombing at a church in the city of Peshawar.

Two bombers blew themselves up as worshippers were coming out of the All Saints church after attending Sunday Mass.

Officials said suicide vests were later found outside the church. The BBC reports more than 120 people were wounded in the bombings.

The Jandullah group, which is linked to the Pakistani Taliban, said the bombing was in retaliation US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal northwest.