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Pakistan Church massacre survivor receives death threat

An elderly woman who helped police draw sketches of gunmen who killed 16 people in the Pakistani church massacre says she has received death threats.

She says a phone call from one attacker warned her to "get ready for death".

Police say 100 people have been detained for questioning about Sunday's attack on St Dominic's Church in Behawalpur.

Maryam Jalal, 70, survived the attack and gave police information as they made sketches of three of six suspects. She said she received a call yesterday from a man who identified himself as one of the attackers.

"He sounded furious", she said.

"I had spared the old lady on Sunday, but now she will die. Get ready for death," he told her.

"The caller has also threatened to kill my all children," she said.

Police immediately put her under heavy guard. She is a close relative of SK Tressler, Pakistan's minister for minorities.