Gunmen Break Into House and Murder Two Pakistani Christians, Family Flees to Unfamiliar Land

The photo shows an Afghan Christian family at an FMI safehouse in Pakistan. (Photo courtesy of FMI)

On April 11, attackers broke into a house and murdered two Pakistani Christians.

Pastor Adam, an FMI partner, had previously received death threats over his work with Christians from a Muslim background. The shooters killed his sister and her husband in the first bedroom they came across. As is common in Pakistan, this house held many members of the extended family. Pastor Adam and his wife lived there along with several of their adult children and their spouses.

The escape

Bruce Allen says Islamic zeal runs high during Ramadan, but the holiday may have prevented further violence. “They sleep during the day so it’s much easier to fast during daylight hours. They are awake at night, so essentially, nighttime is a party time. [That means] there were people from the neighborhood out in the streets, or at least awake at the time.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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