Pastor and Children Murdered by Taliban Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan

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A church in South Africa is in mourning for its part-time pastor and his two teenaged children, killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan on Saturday.

Werner Groenewald, his 17-year-old son Jean-Pierre and a 15-year-old daughter, Rodé, were killed after Taliban fighters attacked a house used by foreign aid workers. His wife Hannelie, a doctor, was working at a hospital when the attack began. An unnamed Afghan local also died in the attack.

Groenewald, 46, was in Afghanistan as part of an American-based educational charity, Partnership in Academics and Development (PAD), which helps educate poor and orphaned children in various countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. He became a pastor at the Moreleta Park Dutch Reformed Church in Pretoria 1997 and went to Afghanistan in 2002.

A statement on the church’s Facebook page said: “The family was loved by the community and had stayed in contact over all these years.

“When the announcement of their murder was made on Sunday November it was received with great shock and sadness…Read More

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