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Children find bodies of pastor and wife

The bodies of a church pastor and his wife from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been found, by two children, three weeks after they were abducted by Islamist militants.

Iain Taylor

The pastor, of the Eglise Message du Temps church in Bayeti, was snatched with his wife and a number of other Christians from the church during a service. Five church members were killed during the initial raid, including the pastor’s two children. The attack was by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist extremist rebel group who, using guns and machetes, had killed at least 12 local Christians while they were working on their farms.