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Christmas Eve church attack wounds 16 people in the Philippines

24 December 2016

A grenade explosion outside of a church in the Philippines has wounded 16 people.

Believers were attending a Christmas Eve service on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines, according to Reuters, when the grenade went off - predominantly injuring those who stood outside.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though Islamist militants with links to to the so-called Islamic State have been responsible for terrorist attacks in the Philippines before.

Source: Reuters

Please pray:

  • For victims of the Mindanao attack, that God would protect, comfort and fully heal them
  • That believers in the region would be able to worship God this Christmas without fear of attack
  • That the government in the Philippines would find the perpetrators and bring them to justice
  • For believers around the world to be protected this Christmas, as their gatherings make them particularly vulnerable to extremist attacks.