Grief & Loss, Religious Persecution — June 21, 2022 at 12:51 am

Islamic State Claims Attacks on Christian Village


The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Mozambique’s Christian villages that left eight people dead, including beheading, and several houses burned.

Mozambique (image source AP)
Mozambique (image source AP)

Mozambique (International Christian Concern) –­­ ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks on several Christian villages in Caba Delgado, Mozambique, that happened between May 23 and May 31. Six villages were attacked, leaving 8 people dead. Four of those who were murdered were Christians. Following the attacks, ISIS released photographs of six decapitated bodies, as well as images of the burned villages.

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The attacks targeted Christian villages in the Cabo Delgado region. In claiming responsibility, the Islamic State posted pictures of six decapitated bodies and burned villages, according to International Christian concern. Six villages bore the brunt of the attacks, which took place between May 23rd and May 31st.

Mozambique is no stranger to Islamic State (IS) attacks. The Islamic State, or its affiliate groups, have killed or displaced thousands of Christians in Mozambique.

In 2017, jihadist insurgents began in the Cabo-Delgado province, winning over some locals due to the fact that they gave back resources to villagers from the government, and killed no one. This did not last, however, as IS started setting fire to Christian villages, and killing those who lived there.

On January 13, 2022, IS attacked the village of Citate, setting fire to 60 homes. On January 14th, 20 more homes were set on fire, and on January 18th, 200 homes were set ablaze in the Limwalamwala village.

Please pray for safety and protection from violence for Christians in Mozambique.



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