Al-Shabaab Suicide Bomb Kills 11 in Somalia
09/20/2021 Somalia (International Christian Concern) – At least 11 people were killed last week in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, via suicide bombing.
“The incident took place in a tea shop in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district and near General Gordon military training camp,” reported All Africa. “The attack was claimed by Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab group fighting to overthrow the Somali government.”
Al-Shabaab, directly translated as “the Youth”, is a jihadist militant organization whose primary aim is to create an Islamic state in Somalia.
Despite an international coalition of forces fighting to secure Somalia against Al-Shabaab, the terrorist group has become one of the largest and most active in the world and has maintained control over much of Somalia’s southern and southcentral regions.
Al-Shabaab expansion has made Somalia a region of terror for Christians, a closed country where Islamic extremists circulate freely, and the church operates in secret. Christians make up only 0.33% of the population and conversion means certain death or other forms of extreme violence or torture. Somali Christians keep their faith concealed as Al-Shabaab desires to eradicate all believers from the country.
Please join us in praying for Somalia, as well as the surrounding nations subject to attacks by the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. Please also pray for those who persecute the church, that they would experience the true repentance and love that comes only through Jesus Christ.
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