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Pakistan mourns for victims of deadly Taliban church attacks, Christian protesters block roads

  • Pakistani children and members of a civil society light candles during a vigil for the victims of a suicide bombing attack on churches, Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside, killing at least a dozen people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the country. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistani children and members of a civil society light candles during a vigil for the victims of a suicide bombing attack on churches, Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside, killing at least a dozen people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the country. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Angry Christians lynch a person who they suspect is involved in a suicide bombing attack on churches in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, March 15, 2015. Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside, killing at least a dozen people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country. (AP Photo/Waleed Ahmed)

    Angry Christians lynch a person who they suspect is involved in a suicide bombing attack on churches in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, March 15, 2015. Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside, killing at least a dozen people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country. (AP Photo/Waleed Ahmed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani Christians gather in a church to mourn victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, March 16, 2015.  Pakistan's minority Christians blocked roads Monday in protest over the bombings  killing more than a dozen people in the latest attack against religious minorities in this increasingly fractured country. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Pakistani Christians gather in a church to mourn victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, March 16, 2015. Pakistan's minority Christians blocked roads Monday in protest over the bombings killing more than a dozen people in the latest attack against religious minorities in this increasingly fractured country. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistan is mourning for the victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, killing 15 people, and minority Christians have blocked roads in protest over the attacks.

Pakistani shipping minister and Christian community leader, Kamran Michael, says all Christian schools will remain closed Monday as prayer services and funerals of the victims get underway.

Christians have blocked roads in the eastern cities of Faisalabad and Gujranwala. More protests are planned elsewhere later Monday.

Sunday's bombings in the eastern city of Lahore struck in quick succession in the Christian neighborhood of Youhanabad during morning services.

After the attacks, angry Christian mobs blocked a major highway, ransacked a bus terminal and burned two people to death who they suspected of being involved in the attacks.