Over 130 individuals have been killed at a military compound in the Balkh province in Afghanistan. The attackers were dressed as members of the military and opened fired during prayers. At least 80 others were wounded in the attack, for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the wounded. Please pray for peace.
Violent Protests in France
Following the first round of voting in France, “anti-fascist” protestors became violent, resulting in 29 individuals being detained and at least three arrests. The protesters were upset at the top two finishers in the race - centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen. The two will now face each other in a run-off election on May 7. Please pray for peace.
24 Policemen Killed in Chhattisgarh, India
Suspected Maoists killed 24 policemen in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The policemen were guarding road workers. It is unknown if the Maoists received any casualties. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
17 Killed in Manizales, Colombia
Landslides have killed at least 17 individuals in Manizales, Colombia. The landslide has also destroyed several homes. At least seven others remain missing. Pleas pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the safety of those missing. Please pray for those who have been adversely affected.
20 Killed During Protest in India
At least 20 individuals have been killed during a protest in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The protest was staged by farmers. At least 20 were killed when a truck rammed into the crowd. It is uncertain if the truck purposefully ran into the crowd. Please pray for the families of the deceased.
United States Government Faces Shutdown
Both the Senate and House of Representatives must pass a spending bill, and have it signed by President Trump, before midnight on Friday, April 28, 2017, in order to avoid a government shutdown. Please pray that all parties will be able to work together.
One Killed in Champs-Élysées, Paris
One police officer was killed when a gunman opened fire at the Champs-Élysées shopping district in Paris, France. Another police officer and a bystander were wounded during the shooting. The gunman was killed by the police as he attempted to flee on foot. The French President has declared the incident a terrorist attack, which has occurred just days before the French presidential election. Please pray for the family of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the wounded.
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