14 Killed In Attack On Churches In Burkina Faso

At least 14 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire inside a church in Burkina Faso.

The victims were attending a service at a church in Hantoukoura, in the Eastern part of the country on Sunday.

A statement from the regional government said that many people are injured.

A security source says that armed individuals carried out the attack, “executing the faithful including the pastor and children”.

Another source said the Gunmen fled on scooters.

Last October, 15 people were killed and two seriously injured in an attack on a mosque.

Hundreds of people have been killed in the country over the past few years, mostly by jihadist groups, sparking ethnic and religious tensions especially on the border with Mali.

 

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