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ICC Note:
It is difficult to gain information on Christians in Somalia, a closed country where Islamic extremists circulate freely. Al Shabaab often use Somalia as a safe base to launch attacks into Kenya and the surrounding areas. Reports are surfacing that Al Shabaab found out about the secret conversion of a family to Christianity and shot them. The extremists, according to reports, broke down the family’s front door, shot everyone, killing the wife and the son. The father was wounded and the daughters escaped out the back door.  
3/09/2017 Somalia (Morningstar) – Islamic extremists in Somalia identified as Al Shabaab rebels last month shot to death an underground Christian woman and her son and seriously wounded her husband, sources said.
The family was asleep at their home at dawn in Afgoi, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Mogadishu, when at least four armed men attacked them on or around Feb. 10 shouting the jihadist slogan, “Allah Akbar [God is greater],” and, “We cannot allow the defiling of our religion with a foreign, Western religion,” said family head Suleiman Abdiwahab.
The 38-year-old secret Christian, a convert from Islam, is recovering from gunshot wounds to his chest near the right shoulder.
“The gunmen fired several shots, then destroyed the door with a big metallic object and then were able enter into the house,” Abdiwahab told Morning Star News. “They randomly shot at everyone.”

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