PASTOR, HIS TWO SONS AND THREE OTHER CHRISTIANS KILLED IN ATTACK ON CHURCH IN NORTHERN BURKINA FASO

PASTOR, HIS TWO SONS AND THREE OTHER CHRISTIANS KILLED IN ATTACK ON CHURCH IN NORTHERN BURKINA FASO

Six people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso.

The attackers reportedly arrived on seven motorbikes at the end of Sunday’s service at around 12:00 local time (12:00 GMT) and killed the pastor, two of his sons and three other worshippers. The church is said to be located in the small town of Silgadji near Djibo, the capital of Soum province.

However, this is reportedly the first attack on a church since jihadist violence erupted in the West African country in 2016.

On Friday, five teachers were killed in the east of the country in another incident.

Extremist Islamist groups have been blamed for a number of attacks in the country in recent years.

Meanwhile, the fate of a Catholic priest kidnapped a month ago remains unclear.

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