At Least 14 Killed in Attack on Protestant Church in Burkina Faso

(Evangelical Focus) At least 14 people were killed in an attack on a Protestant church in eastern Burkina Faso on Sunday morning, the government said.

“In these painful circumstances, the government of the Eastern region presents its condolences to the bereaved families and the Protestant community,” Saidou Sanou, governor of the region, said in an official statement.

Sanou pointed out that “the security forces have launched an operation to protect injured people and have begun to track the area.”

Unidentified gunmen opened fire inside a church in in Hantoukoura, near the border with Niger, while the victims were attending a worship service.

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