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At least 14 dead, dozens wounded in twin blasts at Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan

RT -

The explosions happened minutes apart, during the Sunday services, in the mainly Christian suburb.

Two churches were targeted: one Catholic, and one Protestant. They are located near each other. Bombers detonated the devices near the gates of both churches.

"I was sitting at a shop near the church when a blast jolted the area. I rushed towards the spot and saw the security guard scuffle with a man who was trying to enter the church, after failing, he blew himself up. I saw his body parts flying through the air," witness Amir Masih told Reuters.

The guard was killed as well, Masih added.

The death toll of 14 people may rise, as “rescue operations are still under way,” rescue services spokesman Sajjad Hussain said.

READ MORE: 141 people, mostly students killed by Taliban in Pakistan army school seizure

Following the explosions, locals lynched two men they suspected were involved, and journalist Riaz Ahmed told Reuters he had seen two burned bodies at an intersection.

Lahore has the largest Christian community in Pakistan, and locals have taken to the streets of Lahore, Peshawar, and Karachi to protest a lack of security, Tass news agency reported. They are demanding that the country’s premier step down.

Pope Francis said that he feels great pain over the church attacks.

"These are Christian churches. Christians are persecuted, our brothers spill their blood simply because they are Christians," the pontiff said, as quoted by Reuters.

Vatican backs military force against #ISIS if political solution impossible http://t.co/YApCNMJi4Y pic.twitter.com/IJapf3clZe

— RT (@RT_com) March 15, 2015

The local Taliban faction Jamatul Ahrar has claimed responsibility for the deadly blasts. Attacks on religious institutions in Lahore have become more frequent since last year when the Pakistani government refused to hold peace negotiations with the Taliban.

The previous largest attack on Christians in Pakistan occurred in 2013, when 80 people were killed by bombers at a church in Peshawar.

Indonesian aerobatics aircraft collide and crash during training (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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Two KT-1 B aircraft with the Indonesian Jupiter aerobatics team were preparing for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2015 exhibition, when they collided, say local media reports from the scene.

The two planes were a part of the formation of six aircraft belonging to the Indonesian Air Force. The first aircraft fell within the perimeter of the Langkawi International Airport, while the second hit near a neighbouring village. At least two houses caught fire following the incident.

Acrobatic aircrafts crashed during the show. #LIMA15 #news #langkawi #pilot #plane #acrobatic #crash #aviation #instaaviation #aviationgram #aviationlife

A video posted by Azlan Ismail (@_azlancepticon) on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:50pm PDT

The training maneuvers were immediately halted and Combat Search and Rescue helicopters of the Royal Malaysian Air Force were dispatched at the scene.

There were four pilots aboard the two aircraft, according to local media reports.

BREAKING Impressive photo from Oliver Santa of the pilots ejected http://t.co/SDDUJMVueb pic.twitter.com/vH2tGiuKbV

— Air News&Services (@airlivenet) March 15, 2015

Pilots of both planes managed to eject from the vehicles and were located by Fire and Rescue Services Department staff and sent to the Langkawi Hospital, according to eyewitnesses’ reports.

“Two in mid-air collision from Jupiter Aerobatic Team. Both pilots ejected. Hopefully no injuries on ground,” an eyewitness, Markus Chong posted on Facebook.

“I was having lunch, when suddenly saw the two planes colliding at the tail end, emitting smoke, before they crashed…One of the pilots managed to bail out with a parachute, “another eyewitness, Husin Ahmad, told local Bernama TV.

@JupiterAT Nos 5 & 6 @LIMAExhibitions yesterday. Both aircraft lost today following collision. Reports both crew OK pic.twitter.com/gchZai3Ufh

— Nigel Pittaway (@NigelPittaway1) March 15, 2015

PLAAF August 1st aerobatics team at LIMA 2015 http://t.co/UQvj14k1NQ pic.twitter.com/HOXxqK2xVd

— Alert 5 (@alert5) March 15, 2015

Navy vice-admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin wrote on Twitter: “Let’s pray for pilots safety “@alert5: Two chutes seen after @_TNIAU @JupiterAT team crash”.

The LIMA exhibition is a biannual event which takes place in the Langkawi archipelago of Malaysia. One of the largest maritime and aerospace exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific region, the event is mainly focused on the defense industry.

Malaysia fire service Mi17 scrambling @LIMAExhibitionspic.twitter.com/JFIp2k26JM

— Alert 5 (@alert5) March 15, 2015

BREAKING PHOTOS Pilots ejected after their aircrafts collide during training #LIMA15 AirShow http://t.co/4bsAvfqgZw pic.twitter.com/Jac2KXbHfC

— Air News&Services (@airlivenet) March 15, 2015

KDE Frameworks 5.8.0 Officially Released with Support for Qt 5.5

LXer -

KDE has announced today, March 13, the immediate availability for download and update of KDE Frameworks 5.8.0, a collection of over 60 add-on libraries for the powerful Qt GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit. This release brings a great number of improvements over the previous version, KDE Frameworks 5.7.0, which was released on February 14, 2015.

Intel Will Reportedly Land Apple As a Modem Chip Customer

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itwbennett writes After so many years of spinning its wheels, Intel is reportedly about to make a big step into mobile by providing Apple with LTE modem chips for its hot-selling iPhone. The news comes courtesy of VentureBeat, which cites two separate sources of the plans. The story says Apple will begin using Intel's new 7360 LTE modem processor in place of a Qualcomm chip, which has been there for a few generations.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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