ACI Africa, Sep 20, 2023 / 14:00 pm
At least 11 people were killed Sept. 15 after members of the Islamic State attacked a village in Mozambique and opened fire on Christians after hand-picking them from Muslims, the Catholic pontifical and charity foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International reported.
In a Sept. 18 report, ACN indicated that the terrorists arrived in the village of Naquitengue, located in Mocímboa da Praia district of the embattled Cabo Delgado province, in the early afternoon and summoned the villagers.
After separating the Christians from the Muslims, “based on names” to identify them, “they opened fire on the Christians,” the report stated.
The charity foundation has gathered accounts of those affected by the violence in the Mozambican district and said: “The reports are disturbing.”