International Christian Concern (ICC) is reporting that a Christian pastor in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, was decapitated in a field on December 8 by Islamic extremists. They then forced the pastor's wife to carry his severed head to the police station.
According to a press release by ICC: "The monstrous act took place amidst a four-year long insurgency ravaging the country, leaving over 3,000 people dead and almost 100,000 displaced.
The violence is driven by a terrorist group calling itself Al-Shabab (though not linked to the Somali terror group). They seem to be loosely affiliated with Islamic State, though the connection is somewhat tenuous.
In March of this year, Al-Shabab killed dozens in a coordinated attack on Cabo Delgado’s capital of Palma, an area where believers are often kidnapped, forced to flee, or killed at the hands of Islamic extremists."
After the attack, Islamic State released a statement praising the Mozambique Al-Shabab for killing "dozens" of Christians, including Westerners, this year.
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