(Evangelical Focus) — Unidentified gunmen killed at least six people at a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, authorities said.
According to local witnesses, the attackers arrived on seven motorbikes at the end of Sunday’s service and killed the pastor, two of his sons and three other worshipers.
“It is the first attack on a church since jihadist violence erupted in the West African country in 2016,” government spokesman Remy Fulgance Dandjinou said.
He also confirmed that the attack took place in the small northern town of Silgadji near Djibo, the capital of Soum province, and that two other victims are missing.
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