Saturday, September 28, 2013

Suspected Muslims Kill Pastor, 2 Kids in Nigeria; Also Set Fire to a Church in the Town of Dorawa

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists opened fire in a church in Nigeria's restive northeast on September 26, killing the pastor and his two children before setting fire to the building and fleeing, the Yahoo News website reports today (September 28, 2013).

Boko Haram -- which has said it is fighting to create an Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria -- has repeatedly attacked churches in its four-year insurgency.

"The church and two other houses in the community were burnt by the gunmen before fleeing the scene of the incident," a military spokesman said in a statement.

The killings occurred in the town of Dorawa, some 18 miles from the site of the brutal school attack in July that saw dozens of students slaughtered.

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