Another Sunday Church Attack in Burkina Faso Kills Six

News & Reporting | 5/12/2019 | Staff
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For the second time since Easter, a church in northern Burkina Faso has suffered a terrorism attack during Sunday services.

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This time, the target was a Catholic church in Dablo, where the priest and five worshipers were killed. This prompted a series of déjà vu headlines among global media outlets as it matches last month’s attack on an Assemblies of God church in Sirgadji, where the pastor and five worshipers were killed.

The assailiants again arrived on motorcycles and interrupted morning Mass. “They started firing as the congregation tried to flee,” said mayor Ousmane Zongo, reported Agence-France Presse (AFP).

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They “ordered the women and children to clear the scene before executing six men, including the priest,” reported the Burkina Information Agency. They then set fire to the church and nearby buildings.

Burkina Faso suffered 136 violent incidents linked to jihadists in 2018, up from 24 in 2017 according to a report by the Africa...
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