By BBC. Gunmen have killed six people including a priest as Mass was being celebrated in a church in Dablo in northern Burkina Faso, officials say.
The attackers, said to number between 20 and 30, then burned down the church.
The town’s mayor, Ousmane Zongo, said that there was panic as other buildings were burned down and a health centre looted.
Jihadist violence has flared in Burkina Faso since 2016, and this is the third attack on a church in five weeks. (Read more from “Men Burn Church, Kill 6 During Sunday Mass” HERE)
Burkina Faso Christians Killed in Attack on Church
By BBC. Gunmen have opened fire on a church in northern Burkina Faso, killing at least six people, officials say.
The attackers reportedly arrived on seven motorbikes at the end of Sunday’s service and killed the pastor, two of his sons and three other worshippers.
It is the second reported church attack this month and since jihadist violence erupted in the country in 2016.
Fighters affiliated to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group as well as the local Ansarul Islam have been active.
Sunday’s attack on the Protestant church happened in the small town of Silgadji near Djibo, the capital of Soum province, at around 12:00 local time (12:00 GMT). (Read more from “Burkina Faso Christians Killed in Attack on Church” HERE)