Date: May 21, 2018
Russia (New York Times)
Attackers were killed by police at the Archangel Michael Church when gunmen assaulted and killed at least one churchgoer and two police officers. Armed with knives, hatchets, and explosives, the gunmen took hostages during the attack. However, it is not yet clear whether there is a link between the attackers and any extremist groups.
How to Pray: Pray for peace to reign over those who lost loved ones in this attack. Pray for discernment and wisdom for authorities as they provide protection for this church. Pray for the salvation of anti-Christian extremists in the region who seek to carry out similar attacks.