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Church attacked in Algeria

Catholic World News - November 27, 2013

A Protestant church in southern Algeria has been attacked for the third time since 2010, according to World Watch Monitor, which reports on the persecution of Christians.

“A group of people tried to get inside the church,” the pastor said. “From the outside the attackers set fire to a tire and they tried to throw the tire inside the building. But as this did not work (because the fence and barbed wire proved to be too high) they tried to enter through the church gate. Then they tried to smash the gate to enter the building.”

The assailants dispersed after police arrived; no arrests were made.

The nation of 37.3 million is 99% Sunni Muslim.

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