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  • Afghanistan: kidnapped

    Barnabas Fund

    A Christian minister from India has been kidnapped by a group of unidentified gunmen on June 2.

    Alexis Prem Kumar (47), who has worked for an NGO in Afghanistan since 2011 helping returning refugees, was seized as he was leaving a school near Herat for Afghan children who have recently returned from Iran or Pakistan. No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, but three Taliban militants have been arrested in connection with it.

  • Cameroon: church attack

    Barnabas Fund

    Suspected Boko Haram militants launched an assault on a village in northern Cameroon, burning churches and houses and looting property on June 6.

    More than 300 heavily armed men descended on Gorsi Tourou, prompting residents to flee. Cameroonian soldiers arrived after two hours and drove back the militants.