PAKISTAN: Christian Colony Attacked Near Quetta

Aug 24, 2022 | VoM

On 8 August, a Christian man was killed and three teenagers injured when two men on motorbikes opened fire in a Christian colony in the town of Mastung, central west Pakistan.

Locals reported that masked men had been seen conducting surveillance on the area a day earlier, suggesting that the attack was planned.

The attack occurred at around 7:20pm, just after Muslims had left for evening prayers.

The attackers opened fire on the local playground, hitting Christians Wilson Masih, 55 and Boby, Sanam and Pobel, three young teens.

All four were rushed to the hospital in Mustang, before Wilson, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was transferred to Quetta. Wilson later died of his injuries.

Wilson Masih was the elder brother of Hendry Masih, a Christian member of Pakistan’s parliament who was shot in the neck by his own bodyguard in June 2014.

According to Pastor Naomi Shahzad of the nearby Heaven Gospel Assembly Church, the two attackers continued firing for about two minutes and then left, shouting slogans and waving their guns.

Pastor Naomi asked for prayer, saying: “Please remember us in your prayers, especially the injured children and their families.”

Source: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin, World Watch Monitor, CLAAS

Please Pray

Pray for the families of the teenagers injured in the attack, as well as the wider community.

Pray that the Lord would shield and protect Pakistan’s most vulnerable Christians

Pray for the courage, wisdom and protection of believers when sharing the Good News.