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PAKISTAN: Shooting in Christian Settlement Kills 1, Injures 4

On the evening of 8 August, William was sitting outside his home in a Christian settlement of 28 families in southwest Pakistan while children played nearby. Without warning, two masked men rode by and began shooting. William and four boys, ages 10 to 16, were critically injured in the shooting and taken to the nearest large hospital 25 kilometres away for treatment. William later died from his injuries. There is significant Taliban and separatist violence in the region, but no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Pray for God to comfort William's family in this difficult time.

  • Pray for the 28 Christian families to remain strong and remain faithful witnesses of Christ.

  • Pray for the shooters to come to repentance.

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