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Pakistan: shot by neighbour

A Pakistani Christian has died from his injuries after being shot several times by his neighbour in June. Nadeem Joseph and his mother-in-law Elizabeth Masih were shot in their new home, just days after the family moved into TV Colony, Peshawar. Mr Joseph succumbed to his injuries despite undergoing surgery five times.


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Nadeem Joseph

The attackers have been identified as Salman Khan and his sons, who live opposite the Christian family. According to a local source, Mr Khan became unhappy when he found out that the Christian family had moved into the neighbourhood and began a campaign of daily harassment against the family. Mr Khan repeatedly demanded that Mr Joseph and his family vacate the neighbourhood, telling Mr Joseph that Christians cannot live in a Muslim area. He threatened to kill them on a daily basis.