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.