Islamic extremists in Mozambique have killed more than 21 Christians, raiding house churches, burning homes, and displacing hundreds of others, according to a faith-based aid group.
Barnabas Aid reports that Islamic militants have pillaged the Cabo Delgado Province since early September.
The Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama, known locally as Al Shabaab, but not affiliated with the Somalia-based group, announced killing 20 believers between Oct. 3 – 20.
On Oct. 26, another person was killed when the group set fire to a church and several homes in the Chiure district. The group announced another church was set ablaze but gave no further details.
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In September, Barnabas Aid released another report stating that at least eight Christians were killed by the same Islamic group both in Cabo Delgado and neighboring Nampula Province.
They murdered one Christian by shooting her in the head and killed four others while burning a church.
Islamic insurgents began to violently overtake the northern province of Mozambique nearly five years ago.
Since 2018, more than 800,000 people have fled their homes with “stories of unspeakable evil made manifest.”
But a new documentary is shedding light on how Iris Global Ministries is sharing the love of Jesus Christ in Mozambique amid a “campaign of terror.”