A dozen Christians were massacred by Islamic State terrorists in Mozambique
Islamic State-aligned extremists separated and massacred at least 11 Christians in northern Mozambique this month, exacerbating violence that has already displaced around 1 million people in the southern African country in recent years, according to reports.
The killings occurred in the village of Naquitengue, near Mocimboa da Praia, in the province of Cabo Delgado, the international charity Aid to the Church in Need reported this week, citing information received from Friar Boaventura, a missionary in the region.
The area has been under attack by Islamist extremists since 2017.
Terrorists reportedly arrived in the village in the early afternoon last Friday and gathered the population. They separated Christians from Muslims based on names and ethnicity before opening fire on the Christians, possibly leaving more dead and others seriously wounded.