70 Mormon missionaries robbed in Mexico, group leader and wife threatened at Knifepoint

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A group of 70 Mormon missionaries who were attending a conference in Torreón, Mexico are now safe after a terrible accident.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a declaration that two gunmen entered a church meeting on Friday where 13 nuns and 57 elders were gathered.

The gunmen asked the missionaries to hand over their cell phones, tablets and wallets.

Many of the victims were shot and kicked during the event; however, no one needed medical attention. The mission president and his wife were attacked and threatened with a knife.

The ages of the victims were not disclosed.

Local police were immediately called after the men fled the scene. An ecclesiastical adviser from Mexico City was on a trip to assist victims suffering from any emotional distress.

A church security officer arrived in Torreón to assess the situation; However, the missionaries were removed from the area where the incident occurred.

“Our prayers are with these missionaries and their families as they recover from this frightening and traumatic experience,” the church said.

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