Western nations voice concerns about extremist groups in Afghanistan. They accuse the Taliban of not keeping its promises.
Multiple factions in Afghanistan refuse to accept the Taliban’s interim government, launching insurgencies that jeopardize stability. For example, the Islamic State in Khorasan Province increasingly targets mosques and minorities.
No groups officially claimed the attacks that targeted mosques and civilians on September 2, September 21, and September 23. However, each carried elements similar to the Russian embassy bombing that Islamic State terrorists claimed on September 5.
Secret believers press on despite the risks around them. Hossein* with Heart4Afghanistan talks often with Christians inside the country. One believer told him fear gave way to boldness long ago. “He’s doing evangelism, talking with people, and I said, ‘please be careful because of the situation and your security,’” Hossein says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask the Lord to protect His followers inside Afghanistan. Pray they will remain faithful despite persecution.