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  • IS bomber reportedly eyeing Shiites kills 57 Afghans

    April 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IS bomber reportedly eyeing Shiites kills 57 Afghans

    A suicide bomber who killed 57 Afghans and injured at least 100 more in Kabul April 22 was targeting Shiite “apostates,” the Islamic State said in claiming responsibility for the bombing via its Aamaq news agency.

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  • U.S. aid worker possibly killed in Afghanistan for faith

    January 4 2016 by Samantha Gobba, World News Service | with 0 comments
    U.S. aid worker possibly killed in Afghanistan for faith

    As U.S. aid worker Lisa Akbari left the gym at her apartment complex Dec. 23 in Kabul, Afghanistan, someone fatally shot her. Afghan police arrested a mullah, or Muslim scholar, who lives at the same complex, authorities said. He was injured during the arrest and had to be hospitalized.

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  • Knowing the ‘real God’ has come at a price

    March 16 2012 by Don Graham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Knowing the ‘real God’ has come at a price

    His heart pounds as he presses his two young daughters tightly to his chest and darts into the freezing rain. His wife follows close behind, quietly making her way through the darkness to the taxi idling outside the family’s home. Faruq and Jamilah* aren’t safe here anymore; police have finally tracked them down. Faruq knows they will soon come to arrest him.

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  • Afghanistan massacre prompts call for Christians to pray

    March 15 2012 by Don Graham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Afghanistan massacre prompts call for Christians to pray

    A lone U.S. soldier accused in a shooting rampage that killed 16 Afghan civilians near Kandahar over the weekend is prompting Southern Baptist workers in Central Asia to ask American Christians to pray for peace.

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  • Snow-stricken Afghan refugees receive aid

    February 29 2012 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Snow-stricken Afghan refugees receive aid

    Refugees in more than 40 camps at Kabul, Afghanistan, are suffering from the heaviest snowfall in many years and bitter cold temperatures. Humanitarian partners in Kabul are moving to bring relief to more than 500 of the hardest-hit families.

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  • Refugee center in Europe lacks funds but not opportunity

    December 12 2011 by Beth Alexander | with 0 comments
    Refugee center in Europe lacks funds but not opportunity

    She is looking for a little good news. Shirin has found her way to a refugee center in Europe run by Southern Baptist workers. A worker calls Shirin’s grown daughter in the U.S. — Shirin is desperate to reconnect.

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  • Young refugees journey through trauma toward hope

    December 12 2011 by Beth Alexander | with 0 comments
    Young refugees journey through trauma toward hope

    Many Afghan families, desperate for a better life, pay fortunes to a highly developed network of smugglers who help them escape difficult situations. Often they send their children alone to freedom before the rest of the family can follow.

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