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Governor Pence reflects on explosions, mall stabbings

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican running mate Mike Pence says “we’re all troubled in our hearts” about explosions Saturday in New Jersey and New York and a knife attack in Minnesota.

Pence spoke Sunday during a service at the 7,700-seat First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Pence did not say if he has been briefed on the two explosions or the mall stabbing where eight people were injured before the attacker was shot and killed by police. No one was killed in either of the explosions Saturday.

Pence is giving thanks that no one else died “as a result of these horrific attacks.” Pence says he is praying for those who are recovering from their injuries as well as the first responders and those investigating the incidents. Pence says that whether the incidents were acts of terrorism or inspired by terrorists, “prayer and vigilance is the order of the day.”

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