Barnabas Fund, 25 February 2020
Eleven Christians were killed in an attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on 18 February. A local Christian leader confirmed that the ADF deliberately targeted Christians in the attack.
Attacks by the ADF are common in the region – every time the military in the DRC mount an operation against the ADF, the civilians are attacked as retribution. Many people, including Christians, have fled to neighbouring Uganda.
The ADF Islamist militant group has wracked majority-Christian DRC with violence for more than 20 years.
Over 200 Christians, including women and children were abducted and a church mission hospital was looted by the militants, during a raid in Ituri province, on 23 August 2019.