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Two churches firebombed in Indian State Karnataka, no damage reported


Two churches firebombed in Indian state of Karnataka, as media reported. Reportedly, two Protestant churches were targeted on the same day. A petrol bomb was hurled at the a church in Bengaluru (Bangalore) in the small hours of July 13. The bomb landed on the boundary wall of the church and therefore no casualties were reported.

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The police states, that the miscreants were incidentally caught on CCTV cameras. The video footages showed them hurling petrol bomb at the church’s boundary wall. However, the church authorities were able to drench the blaze caused by the bombs. A police compliant was lodged at a local police station. The church authorities are seeking protection to avoid similar incidents in future.

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On the same day, the Tomlinson Church in the town of Tumkur came under attack. Local media reported that three petrol bombs were thrown at the church. Fortunately the attack only did minor damage to the church building. The blaze caused by the petrol bombs was put out effectively before it inflict greater damage.

The miscreants are yet to be identified and the police are conducting investigations in both the incidents. Police have ensured the authorities of both the churches, that measures are being taken in order to prevent similar attacks in future.