At least 12 churches have been destroyed or closed down by Myanmar rebel soldiers near the border with China.
Morning Star News reported that the churches in its self-proclaimed autonomous areas in Shan state were targeted by the United Wa State Army, which is Myanmar's largest ethnic rebel group.
"We confirmed that at least 12 churches have been destroyed or closed as of Sept. 20," a Christian leader, who wasn't named, said.
He explained that the Wa people worship ancestral spirits, and with their attacks on churches, which was captured on video and shared online, they are aiming to hamper Christian missionary activity.
Locals said that schools built by Christian organizations have also been shut down in Panghsand town.
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