Sudanese Muslims Torch Church

Muslims targeted a Catholic church Sunday in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, burning it to the ground as tensions flared in a disputed border region. Predominantly Christian South Sudan has clashed repeatedly with Muslim Sudan in the past week as the two countries feud over the oil-rich border territory of Heglig. The attack on the church Sunday reportedly involved a mob of hundreds who surrounded the church and shouted insults against the South, which seceded from Sudan last year. The church in the Sudanese capital was frequently visited by South Sudanese faithful as well as Ethiopian refugees.