Suspected Islamists Kill 6 Christians In church Attack In Burkina Faso

BBC: Burkina Faso: Christians killed in attack on church

Gunmen have opened fire on a church in northern Burkina Faso, killing at least six people, officials say.

The attackers reportedly arrived on seven motorbikes at the end of Sunday's service and killed the pastor, two of his sons and three other worshippers.

It is the first attack on a church since jihadist violence erupted in the West African country in 2016.

Fighters affiliated to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group as well as the local Ansarul Islam have been active.

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More News On Yesterday's Church Attack In Burkina Faso

Pastor among victims of deadly raid on Burkina Faso church -- France 24
Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church -- DW
Six killed in church attack in northern Burkina Faso -- Reuters
At least 5 killed in suspected jihadist attack on Burkina Faso church – reports -- RT

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