Christians beheaded in attack in Indonesia

Christians beheaded in attack in Indonesia

Four Christian men have been beheaded in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The attack on Tuesday is the second in the last six months, after four Christians were killed at a Salvation Army outpost in Sigi in Central Sulawesi in November 2020. 

This attack is believed to have been carried out by Islamic extremists belonging to the terrorist group, East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT). 

Graphic video footage of Tuesday's killings has emerged showing one victim's decapitated body being retrieved.  

Two victims were members of the Mamasa Toraja Church, another from Toraja Church and one from a Catholic Church in the area. 

According to local media reports, Central Sulawesi Police have confirmed the attack. The victims, all men, were aged between 42 and 61. 

The terrorists are also believed to have taken five million Indonesian rupiah (IDR) - about £250 belonging to one of the victims.