Breaking: Churches In Pakistan Attacked With Twin Suicide Bombings


From Christians in Pakistan Facebook

From Christians in Pakistan Facebook

The twin bombings happened when churches were packed for worship.  This was planned to cause the most damage.  The group Jamat- ul- Ahra, claimed responsibility.  This is a splinter group from the Tarik-i-Taliban.  They rejoined the Pakistan Taliban in August of last year.  The attack took place in the Youhanabad area.  It was reported that they were stopped at the gates and that is where they set off their explosives, a time when both churches were packed with Christians attending Church.  This is an area that has been relatively peaceful.  Although NBC and Al-Jazeera report that 10 were killed we are hearing that 14 were killed and 75 were injured.  This number is likely to rise.

Youhanabad is a suburb of Lahore, Pakistan. It is the largest majority Christian area in the city with about 200,000 inhabitants, though DAWN says it is at least 1 million.

LAHORE, Pakistan – Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 10 people and wounded more than 55 during Sunday services, officials said, and witnesses said quick action by a security guard prevented many more deaths.  via Pakistan Church Bombings: Twin Blasts Kill 10, Wound 55 in Lahore – NBC News.com.

Christians have been a major target in Pakistan for years.  Churches have been attacked, Christian communities have been attacked, and Christians have been arrested for merely being Christian and refusing to convert.  And now the government of Thailand is attempting to return Christians seeking assylum there from this violence and hatred in Pakistan.

Christians Arrested in Bankok From Christians in Pakistan Facebook

Christians Arrested in Bankok From Christians in Pakistan Facebook

The UNHCR has sorely lacked in it’s response for these refugees.  Clearly ignoring their plight, and stepping away from International law, especially where children are concerned.

One quarter of the world is in chaos with Christians attacked in every corner of the middle east and even Africa.  And the UN has done nothing.  There are very disturbing images coming from this latest attack in Pakistan, pray for the victims and their families.  Pray for those fleeing, and those remaining.

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4 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Empowerment Moments Blog and commented:
    The last days indeed. Even in the place of worship Christians and other believers are not safe. Keep praying.

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  2. The UNHCR seems to be asleep at the wheel. Not exactly a “watchdog” group, especially where Christians are concerned.

    Then again the U.N. itself seems absolutely BIGOTED against Christians, ignoring their plight around the world in the most horrible and unjust circumstances.

    I will be surprised if the U.N. will do anything to intervene for Christians anywhere, but I would most certainly thankful if they did.

    I am glad that you were able to put the phone numbers of the UNHCR in yesterday’s article on the situation in Thailand. Any kind of pressure we can put on this impotent and ineffective well financed group might be helpful, although they seem to be without any normal feelings.

    Are the UNHCR receiving orders to ignore Christians no matter how much international law is broken??

    LORD GOD, FATHER, help Your children scattered out across this earth which is becoming a nightmare to live in, as You have warned us beforehand that it would. Shield us FATHER against those who hate Your WORD+ and Your WAY+. In JESUS’ Name we ask . Amen + + +

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