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Christian Gathering Bombed in Eastern Ethiopia ; Two Killed, Several Injured

ICC Note: Muslims bomb a tent where Christians were meeting to mourn the death of two fellow Christians in an attack by rebels on April 24.

5/3/07 Ethiopia (VOMC) – On the last week of April, Muslims bombed a tent where a group of Christians was gathered in the town of Jijiga , Eastern Ethiopia , according to reports from VOMC sources. Two Christians were killed and several were injured in the bombing. The Christians were meeting together to mourn for two of the Christians killed by rebels on April 24 during the storming of a Chinese-run oil field in the nearby town of Abole . Sixty-five Ethiopians and nine Chinese were killed in this attack and seven Chinese workers were kidnapped.

Pray that those who have lost loved ones will find comfort in the Holy Spirit during their grief (2 Corinthians 1:5). Ask God to heal those injured. Pray that increased persecution in this area will result in increased boldness among believers (Acts 4:29-31).