Cabo Delgado, 19 September, 2023 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
At least 11 people were killed on September 15 after members of the Islamic State attacked a village in Mozambique and opened fire on Christians after hand-picking them from Muslims, the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reported.
In a Monday, September 18 report, ACN indicates that the terrorists arrived in the village of Naquitengue, located in Mocímboa da Praia district of the embattled Cabo Delgado province, in the early afternoon of the fateful day and summoned the villagers.
After separating the Christians from the Muslims, “based on names” to identify them, “they opened fire on the Christians,” the report further indicates.
The charity foundation has gathered experiences of those affected by the violence in the Mozambican district and says, “The reports are disturbing”.
Those who spoke to ACN recounted that Christians were “showered with bullets” in the September 15 early afternoon incident.