(Evangelical Focus) — At least 24 people were killed, including a church pastor, by unidentified gunmen who attacked a church in northern Burkina Faso, local officials said on Monday.
The attack took place on Sunday during a worship service at a Protestant church in the village of Pansi in Yagha, a province near the border with Niger. Attackers separated men from women.
“A group of armed terrorists attacked the peaceful local population after having identified them and separated them from non-residents,” regional governor Colonel Salfo Kabore, told news agency AFP.
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