Words alone can’t begin to describe the atrocity of child murder. One has to see the faces of the innocent to even begin to plumb the depths of evil in the hearts and minds of deranged killers like those who tortured two children to death in Afghanistan.
As Christians, it is our daily challenge to try make room in our our hearts for all God’s people. I’m not there yet – and likely never will be – when it comes to something like this.
Boy and girl killed in Afghanistan acid attack ‘over friendship’
A 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy have been killed in an acid attack in Afghanistan, an official said Saturday, with witnesses claiming it was because of their friendship in what is an ultra-conservative country.
The bodies were discovered on Friday in wasteland in the Esfandi area of Ghazni province in south central Afghanistan, provincial police chief Zorawar Zahid told AFP.
“Their bodies and faces were burnt by acid,” he said.
The police chief said officers were investigating the motive for the attack, but witnesses who found the bodies told AFP the two were probably killed because of their friendship.