Morning Star News, March 1, 2019
Christians in a town in southern Ethiopia were stunned when local Muslims attacked 10 church buildings on Feb. 9.
Muslims in Halaba Kulito targeted worship buildings belonging to eight denominations.
“The incensed crowds comprising Muslim residents of all ages from across the town made their way to the churches after being given false information that a mosque in the surrounding countryside had been fire-bombed,” said a Steadfast Global representative.
Halaba Kulito, is a predominantly Muslim town with nearly all Christians there having moved from surrounding villages for work reasons, creating an underlying tension.
Witnesses indicated that the assailants were clearly instructed to target only property and not Christians.
Municipal police were present during almost every attack but took no action.