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Swedish Christian worker dies in Pakistan shooting comment (0)

January 3, 2013


STOCKHOLM — Birgitta Almby, Bible school teacher and director of a Christian-run technical training institute in Lahore, died Dec. 11 in her native Sweden from wounds sustained in a Dec. 3 shooting by suspected Islamic extremists. She was 70.

Shot by two armed men outside her house in Lahore’s upscale Model Town as she returned from her Full Gospel Assemblies (FGA) office in the Kot Lakhpat area, Almby died at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, FGA Bible School Principal Liaqat Qaiser told Morning Star News.

Almby, director at the FGA Technical Training Institute and also a teacher at the FGA Bible School, was shot in the chest and the bullet damaged her left lung. Initially she was taken to Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital, where doctors removed the bullet and said her condition was critical because of excessive bleeding.

She had served the Pakistani Christian community for 38 years.

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