For the self-styled Islamic State, Sister Maria De Coppi was “excessively committed to the spread of Christianity”
The self-styled Islamic State (Isis) claimed responsibility for the killing of four Christians, including the Comboni missionary Sister Maria De Coppi, in an attack in the province of Nampula in northern Mozambique. According to the BBC, the jihadist organization has published the claim on some of its accounts on the Telegram messaging app on behalf of the Province of the Islamic State in Central Africa.
In its statement, the British broadcaster specifies, ISIS claims to have killed the nun because it was “excessively committed to the spread of ChristianityThe organization also reported that its militants burned a church, two vehicles and “other property” of the mission in the area.
In June, ISIS claimed responsibility for another attack on Nampula when it reported raiding a village in Memba and beheading a Christian. Nampula is located in the south of the province of Cabo Delgado, where the activity of the self-styled Islamic State is concentrated.