Christian pastor survives knife attack in Bangladesh

On Monday, a pastor survived an attempt on his life by three men who went to his Bangladeshi home pretending to want to learn about Christianity.

Fifty two year old, Reverend Luke Sarker, suffered minor injuries during the attack at his home in the district of Pabna.

The Faith Bible Church pastor said that the three men called him about two weeks ago to set up the appointment to meet.

After the men arrived at Sarker’s home they attacked him with a knife attempting to slit his throat. Sarker yelled loud enough to get the attention of his wife who is said to have rescued him from the attack.

Police said the attackers left a motorcycle outside of Sarker’s home but that they have no further clues about the identities of the men at this time.

Authorities believe the attack was done by members of an extremist group.

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