Deadly attack against church in Ethiopia
On the 5th of March, armed men, allegedly belonging to the Oromo Liberation Front, broke into an Orthodox church, where a lenten ceremony was taking place.
The attackers killed the celebrant and took twenty-one women, three of them were with children, to a nearby forest and slaughtered them. Another woman managed to survive after she told the kidnappers that she was infected with AIDS.
The Oromo Liberation Front is fighting for the autonomy of the territory and is responsible for many Christians’ death. From June to September 2020, a series of targeted attacks in the region had led to the massacre of more than 500 Christians.