Jihadists attacked a hospital and killed five in the DRC
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terrorist group attacked a hospital, killed five civilians and took at least two hostages, according to the DRC army.
“The ADF attacked a health centre to stock up on medical supplies, then set fire to the hospital in the night of Thursday to Friday” in the eastern town of Beni in the North Kivu province, an army spokesman said.
“They killed at least five civilians,” he said, before the army arrived and killed eight of the terrorist fighters.
A local civil society leader, Roger Wangeve, said the dead included a hospital guard, a guard who was ill and a patient.
“They took two male nurses hostage with an unknown number of other people,” he added.
While a large majority (85-90%) of DRC’s population is Christian, violence rooted in Islamic extremism, mostly at the hands of ADF, continues to worsen, putting the country at number 40 on the 2021 Open Doors World Watch List for Christian persecution.
“These predominantly Christian communities are attacked by an Islamic extremist group with a clear Islamic expansionist agenda,” Open Doors spokesperson Illia Djadi stated in reference to the rebel group.
You can read the original article on the website of International Christian Concern.