Islamic terrorists kill at least 24 during church service in Burkina Faso

by Adam Ford · Feb 17th, 2020 8:59 am

Last Updated Feb 17th, 2020 at 10:26 pm

A group of "armed terrorists" killed at least 24, including the pastor, in a gun attack on a Protestant church in Burkina Faso's Yagha province during Sunday morning service.

18 others were also wounded and a number of people were kidnapped.

The jihadis reportedly separated men from women in front of the church, before gunning down dozens — likely the men — and kidnapping numerous others — likely many of the women. They then set the church on fire and looted nearby shops.

🔦 Islamist attacks on Christians continue to skyrocket in the African nation. More than 1,300 civilians were killed in targeted attacks last year in Burkina Faso — more than seven times the previous year.


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