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South Lebanon Church Attacked, Vandalized By Suspected Islamists

Bikyamasr – “A church in southern Lebanon was attacked and gun shots were fired inside the ancient house of worship, residents of the Bqosta neighborhood in Sidon reported on Sunday…

Local area Christians are concerned that the attack is a signal that there will be an upsurge in violence directed at the Christian minority in the southern part of the country.

‘We are definitely concerned over the attack and hope it is not something that is coordinated and part of a larger plan to terrorize Christians in the south,’ Nour Bishara told Bikyamasr.com.

Residents of the area discovered the attack and damage on Sunday morning when they were preparing for the day’s mass, which brings together both Maronites and Catholics from the surrounding areas.

Security forces have reported they have secured the area and are conducting an investigation into the incident as churchgoers went elsewhere for their Sunday Mass.

South Lebanon Governor Nicolas Abu Daher attempted to reassure local residents, asking them not to be intimidated by such an assault.

‘I hope this is an isolated incident,’ Abu Daher told The Daily Star in their report published on Sunday.

‘There is nothing to fear and I assure you that the city has always and will always support coexistence.'” Read more.

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