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Gunmen kill priest on his way home from church in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Gunmen killed a Christian cleric and wounded his colleague as they have been driving home from church in Pakistan’s northwestern metropolis of Peshawar on Sunday (Jan 30), police stated.

Pastor William Siraj died immediately in the ambush, church authorities stated.

No one instantly claimed duty for the taking pictures in a metropolis the place a twin suicide bombing killed scores of individuals outdoors a church in 2013 – one of many deadliest assaults on the nation’s Christian minority.

Azad Marshall, probably the most senior bishop in the protestant Church of Pakistan, condemned the assault and tweeted: “We demand justice and protection of Christians from the Government of Pakistan.”

Pakistan’s northwestern areas bordering Afghanistan have seen an increase in militant assaults on safety forces in current days, most of them claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a bunch which associates itself with the Afghan Taliban.

The attackers opened fireplace on the automotive carrying Pastor Siraj and the Rev Patrick Naeem in the town’s Chamkani space, church officers stated.

Naeem was out of hazard and being handled, a spokesman for the town’s Lady Reading hospital stated.

Bishop Azad stated each have been clergy of the Diocese of Peshawar in the Church of Pakistan, which is a union of protestant church buildings together with the Methodists and the Anglicans.

 

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