On 29 and 31 July more than 70 men from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters descended on two Christian villages in Cotabato on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Village leader Reynaldo Aloro was caught and killed, and the attackers ransacked villagers’ homes and pillaged their property, taking their food, clothes and farm animals. The Islamic splinter group has been launching attacks in Mindanao in an attempt to derail peace talks between the Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which has been fighting a war for an independent Islamic state. Pray that the villagers will be able to rebuild their shattered community and for their assailants to be brought to justice.
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