Gunmen kill priest on his way home from church in Pakistan

Priest William Siraj passed away instantaneously in the ambush in Peshawar while Rev Patrick Naeem was harmed

Shooters eliminated a Christian cleric and also injured his associate as they were driving residence from church in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday, cops stated.

Priest William Siraj passed away instantaneously in the ambush, church authorities stated.

No person instantly declared obligation for the capturing in a city where a twin self-destruction battle eliminated ratings of individuals outside a church in 2013– among the most dangerous assaults on the nation’s Christian minority.

Azad Marshall, one of the most elderly diocesan in the protestant Church of Pakistan, condemned the assault and also tweeted: “We require justice and also defense of Christians from the Federal Government of Pakistan.”

Pakistan’s northwestern locations surrounding Afghanistan have actually seen an increase in militant assaults on safety and security pressures in current days, a lot of them declared by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a team which connects itself with the Covering Taliban.

The assailants opened up fire on the auto bring Priest Siraj and also the Rev Patrick Naeem in the city’s Chamkani location, church authorities stated.

Naeem ran out threat and also being dealt with, a spokesperson for the city’s Woman Analysis health center stated.

Diocesan Azad stated both were clergy of the Diocese of Peshawar in the Church of Pakistan, which is a union of protestant churches consisting of the Methodists and also the Anglicans.

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