Islamic extremists on Dec. 19 reportedly killed 10 Christians in western Uganda, sources said. Members of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reportedly mounted the attacks on Christians in western Uganda’s Kyitehurizi village in Kamwenge District at around 2 a.m., Morning Star News reported.
“I heard the attackers saying that, ‘The Christians will not celebrate the birth of Issa [Jesus] — we have to teach a lesson to these infidels for refusing our religion,’” a young woman who escaped the attack told Morning Star. She said she heard wailing close to her house and managed to leave and find a hiding place.
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Those who lost their lives were members of the Anglican Church of Uganda, the Pentecostal Church and the Roman Catholic Church, Morning Star News reported.
More the 200 people were able to flee, but the assailants burned down their houses. Richard Baguma, a 35-year-old member of the Anglican Church of Uganda, said he escaped but lost all his belongings, including crops and farm products.
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