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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.

Please pray:

  • 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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