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  • Mother’s Day suicide bombers hit Indonesia churches

    May 15 2018 by Morning Star News | with 0 comments
    Mother’s Day suicide bombers hit Indonesia churches

    Islamic extremists in Indonesia, including a family of suicide bombers that targeted three churches, launched multiple attacks beginning Mother’s Day that reportedly killed at least 25 people. East Java police told reporters May 14 that 13 of the 25 dead were the assailants, according to the Jakarta Post.

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  • Boko Haram kidnaps 110 schoolgirls 4 years after Chibok

    February 27 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Boko Haram kidnaps 110 schoolgirls 4 years after Chibok

    As many as 110 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists Feb. 19 are still missing after state government officials admitted to falsely announcing many of the girls’ rescue. In an attack reminiscent of the 2014 kidnapping of 276 girls, Boko Haram raided the town of Dapchi, forcing students and other residents to flee.

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  • Muslim Fulani herdsmen launch more attacks

    January 10 2018 by Morning Star News, Nigeria Correspondent | with 0 comments
    Muslim Fulani herdsmen launch more attacks

    A mass burial on Jan. 7 was announced for 49 of at least 65 Christians killed in Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks in Benue state, Nigeria that began on New Year’s Day, sources said. Benue Gov. Samuel Ortom announced on Saturday that coffins would be provided for the state-sponsored funeral as he visited Benue State University Teaching Hospital-Makurdi’s hospital morgue.

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  • Christians killed globally for faith at Christmas

    January 4 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christians killed globally for faith at Christmas

    The deaths of nearly 150 Christians have been reported in targeted attacks on religious minorities in Nigeria, Cairo and India during the 2017 Christmas season, according to various reports from religious liberty advocates and news agencies. Among the latest attacks, unidentified assailants killed Christians leaving a midnight New Year’s Eve service.

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  • 9 killed, several wounded leaving Egypt Coptic church

    January 3 2018 by Morning Star News, Cairo correspondent | with 0 comments
    9 killed, several wounded leaving Egypt Coptic church

    Gunmen killed at least nine people and wounded several others leaving a Christmas season worship service south of Cairo, the Egyptian Interior Ministry told Morning Star News. Two gunmen on a motorbike attacked St. Menas “Mar Mina” Coptic Orthodox church in Helwan at about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 29.

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  • Pakistan: ISIS claims attack on church

    December 19 2017 by Morning Star News, Pakistan correspondent | with 0 comments
    Pakistan: ISIS claims attack on church

    Terror struck Christians in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province Dec. 17 as four terrorists allegedly linked with the Islamic State group attacked a church, killing at least nine worshipers and injuring more than 50 others. Police and church officials said that four suicide attackers stormed the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in the provincial capital, Quetta.

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  • 100 Christians killed in clashes with Nigerian herdsmen

    December 18 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    100 Christians killed in clashes with Nigerian herdsmen

    More than 100 Christians have died in December clashes with militant Fulani herdsmen in northeastern Nigeria, and the military is suspected of aiding the attackers, Christian leaders there told World News. The attacks began after Fulani herdsmen raped and killed a pregnant mother on her farm, killing her husband and brother when they intervened.

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  • N.Y. terror attack opens gospel doors, pastors say

    November 2 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.Y. terror attack opens gospel doors, pastors say

    Hours after an alleged Islamic terrorist killed eight and injured 12 by driving onto a busy pedestrian and biking path in Lower Manhattan Oct. 31, two strangers approached pastor Sterling Edwards as he roasted hotdogs for a Halloween outreach to his Brooklyn church community.

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  • 48 Christians die in 9-day massacre by Fulani herdsmen

    October 27 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    48 Christians die in 9-day massacre by Fulani herdsmen

    Christian and human rights leaders in Nigeria are urging the government to protect villages from terror by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in the wake of a nine-day killing spree in Plateau State. At least 48 Christians were killed, including women, children and the elderly as they slept.

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  • ISIS surrenders in droves at stronghold in Iraq

    October 11 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ISIS surrenders in droves at stronghold in Iraq

    Islamic State fighters surrendered en masse to Kurdish Iraqi forces in Hawija, shriveling the jihad army to perhaps a 10th of its size when it invaded Iraq in 2014, according to widespread news reports. About 1,000 jihadists surrendered over a span of three days as Iraq recaptured the Islamic State stronghold of Hawija.

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  • Muslim Fulani herdsmen massacre 20 Christians

    September 13 2017 by Morning Star News, Nigeria Correspondent | with 0 comments
    Muslim Fulani herdsmen massacre 20 Christians

    Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said. Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week of a slain and beheaded Fulani boy.

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  • Pakistani refugees lost everything but Jesus

    September 5 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Pakistani refugees lost everything but Jesus

    A Pakistani asylum seeker said he is grateful for his family’s safety, even though they have lived in hiding for more than six years. Religious violence forced the family from their country and now, due to an unsuccessful resettlement application to the United Nations, they feel trapped in a foreign land.

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  • Child suicide bombings by Boko Haram at all-time high

    August 24 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Child suicide bombings by Boko Haram at all-time high

    Boko Haram’s abuse of children as suicide bombers is at an all-time high in the Lake Chad region including northeast Nigeria and neighboring countries, UNICEF said. The jihadists have murdered at least 83 children since January by strapping them with bombs before sending them into public gathering places and detonating the explosives.

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  • At least 13 killed, 50 injured in terror attack

    August 18 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    At least 13 killed, 50 injured in terror attack

    At least 13 people were killed and 50 others injured when a driver plowed a van into pedestrians in Barcelona Spain Aug. 17 in what police classified as terror, according to media reports. In the quickly developing story, Spanish police arrested two men hours later, but neither of them was believed to have driven the van.

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  • Christians killed, injured in church shooting in Nigeria

    August 9 2017 by Nigerian correspondent, Morning Star News | with 0 comments
    Christians killed, injured in church shooting in Nigeria

    At least 11 people were killed in an attack on a Catholic church service in southern Nigeria that apparently was rooted in a conflict with a relative of one of the parishioners, authorities said. At least 18 others were injured in the shooting at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Amakwa Ozobulu.

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