“Between 20:00 and 22:00, the enemy managed to get past army positions and kill peaceful residents in their homes, slashing their throats. The 16 bodies are in front of me, killed by machete or axe.”
“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)
“DR Congo – Christians killed, as thousands flee continuing Islamist violence,” World Watch Monitor, May 6, 2016:
Islamist militants are suspected to have killed between 20 and 40 villagers in the eastern extremes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to news reports and a World Watch Monitor source.
Attackers carried machetes and axes into a village in North Kivu province, in eastern DRC, late in the evening on 3 May.
“Between 20:00 and 22:00, the enemy managed to get past army positions and kill peaceful residents in their homes, slashing their throats,” local administrator Bernard Amisi Kalonda told Agence France-Presse. “The 16 bodies are in front of me, killed by machete or axe.”
One local source later told World Watch Monitor on 6 May that as many as 34 may have died; another source quoted 38, including, he said, two elders and their wives of the CECA 20 (Communaute Evangelique au Centre de l’Afrique) Church.
A local Christian missionary told World Watch Monitor on 4 May that thousands of people have fled the area.
“It was eerie; hundreds of houses abandoned and thousands of people displaced,” the missionary said. “I saw four coffins and a funeral or two on the road. I saw people carrying their mattresses and things in cars, on motorcycles, on foot.
“Hundreds of homes along the road are abandoned. Where there was thriving community, there is now a ghost town.”…