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Indonesia: Children of pastor stabbed
14 December 2016
Seven children were stabbed in a school yesterday (13 December) in Sabu, East Nusa Tenggara.
Local sources told Open Doors that two of the victims are the children of a pastor. The children are between the ages of 8 to 11.
"The perpetrators forced their way into the school and stabbed the children in the throat and chest," our source said. Local police immediately apprehended one perpetrator on a ferry, while more are still at large - the number of the perpetrators is still unclear, as is the motive for the attack.
The seven children are in intensive care - two of them are severely injured.
We are awaiting further details.
- For healing for the injured children
- That the attackers will be caught and brought to justice
- For protection for Christians in Indonesia.
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