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Islamic terrorists target Christians in attack on Kenyan town

Catholic World News - June 16, 2014

Islamic terrorists slaughtered at least 48 people in the Kenyan town of Mpeketoni on Sunday evening, June 15, dragging men from their homes and killing those who identified themselves as non-Muslims.

Al Shabaab, the Somalia-based Islamic group, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it was a response to Kenya’s intervention in Somalia. The terrorists, who arrived in two vans, also attacked a police station and set fire to two hotels.

Bishop Emanuel Barbara of Malindi told the Fides news service that after the initial attack, the gunmen “stopped passing motorists and pedestrians, asking them whether they were Muslims or Christians. If they were Christians they killed them.” Other witnesses reported that Christian men were forced out of their homes and shot down while their families watched.

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