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Christian Family in Pakistan Attacked for Unblocking a Sewer Drain

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Pakistan – Last month, a Christian family in Pakistan was brutally attacked by a mob of Muslims after they unblocked a sewer drain coming from their home. Local police have taken no action against the attackers, leaving the Christian family feeling unsafe and marginalized.

On February 14, Munir Masih and his family were attacked by a mob of their Muslim neighbors in Jindry village, a neighborhood in Lahore. According to Masih, the mob was led by Ashraf Alamgeer and wielded axes, sticks, and stones.

Masih told International Christian Concern (ICC) that the attack happened after his family unblocked a sewer drain from their home. The drain was blocked by Alamgeer because he viewed the Christian family as “untouchable” and did not want the family’s waste water to flow by his house.

On February 14, a mob of more than two dozen men, led by Alamgeer, attacked Masih’s home. They threw bricks and stones at the house and broke down the iron gate. Once inside, the mob thrashed everyone within, including men, women, and children.

Reporting the incident to ICC, Masih shared that this is the second time his family has been attacked in the last two months. On January 1, the family was attacked by their Muslim neighbors as they left home to participate in a New Year’s Day prayer service.

Following the February attack, Masih reported the incident to police.

“I submitted an application to the Superintendent of Police on February 19,” Masih told ICC. “No action has been taking against the attackers till today.”

Masih also submitted an application to the Prime Minister’s online compliant system. This application has also yielded no positive results.

“I am a Christian, therefor I am not heard by any department of the government,” Masih explained. “I feel insecure when I go out because the Muslim families carry guns with them. I want to life for my family, but at the same time I want equal rights for my people.”

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Sixth-grader shoots classmates in US; 3 people were injured

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Three people, including two students, were shot Thursday at an Idaho middle school, according to officials.

At a press conference, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson said the suspect is a sixth-grade girl from Idaho Falls who is a student at Rigby Middle School, where the shooting took place. Initial reports had incorrectly identified the suspect as male.

Anderson said the unnamed student allegedly drew a handgun from her backpack and shot three people — one inside and two outside — before a teacher disarmed her.

The suspect is in custody at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and may be charged with attempted murder pending results of the investigation, according to Mark Taylor the county’s prosecuting attorney.

The shooting victims were struck in their extremities and are expected to survive, but may require surgery, officials said

Three ambulances initially responded to Rigby Middle School after authorities learned of the shooting about 9:15 a.m. MT, Idaho Falls Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon said.

Authorities took the injured to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, where they were listed as stable.

“Today we had the worst nightmare a school district could encounter. We had a school shooting here at Rigby Middle School,” Jefferson School District Superintendent Chad Martin said in a statement. “What we know so far is the shooter has been apprehended. There is no further threat to the students.”

“I am praying for the lives and safety of those involved in today’s tragic events,” Idaho Gov. Brad Little tweeted. “Thank you to our law enforcement agencies and school leaders for their efforts in responding to the incident. I am staying updated on the situation.”

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Nine babies in a single birth, this miracle of the extreme

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Bamako: A mother who miraculously gave birth to nine children in a single delivery to the scientific world Halima Sisse, 25, gave birth to nine children. A native of Mali, an African country, she gave birth to nine babies by caesarean section. Rarely, nine babies are born in a single birth.

Even with so many babies in the womb, it is common for many babies to die before they are fully grown. A scan of Halima’s pregnancy revealed that she had seven babies in her womb. Doctors said special care was needed as this was a rarity. Halima was then flown to Morocco.

However, Halima gave birth to 9 children, including 2 babies who were not even seen on the scans, even when doctors gave birth. Halima gave birth to five girls and four boys, all of whom are healthy, Malian Health Minister Fanta Cibi said.
He added that the girl and children would be returned only after a few weeks.

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