17 Christians Killed in Democratic Republic of Congo

Christians in the East of DRC displaced from their homes by ADF violence. Many of these IDPs are living in classrooms at schools or in the bush.(Photo: Open Doors)

Open Doors is asking for prayer for the Democratic Republic of Congo after at least 17 Christians were killed in a string of targeted attacks by Islamists.

Victims include two Anglican ministers who were killed in the first attack on 24 July.

This was followed by a deadly attack on two churches the next day. Seven churchgoers were killed when the buildings were set on fire.

The attacks took place in the Bogo area of eastern DRC between 24 July and 1 August.

They are believed to have been carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a militant group affiliated to the Islamic State that has a strong presence in the Bogo area.

The DRC is a majority-Christian country but the north-eastern provinces have been increasingly hit by jihadist violence.

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Source: Christian Today