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Church Attack Kills Dozens In Burkina Faso

Pictured: A locator map showing the village of Pansi in eastern Burkina Faso, where militants killed worshippers at a Protestant church

Daily Mail: Gunmen kill 24 people at protestant church in Burkina Faso where Islamists are increasingly targeting Christians

* 'Armed terrorists' raided a village in Yagha province, in east Burkina Faso
* Christians were killed in front of the Protestant church before it was set alight
* An army official said the provisional toll was 24 dead, 18 wounded and a number of people kidnapped

Gunmen have killed 24 people and wounded 18 in an attack on a Protestant church in a village in northern Burkina Faso where jihadists frequently target Christians.

A group of 'armed terrorists' raided the village of Pansi, in Yagha province 'and attacked the peaceful local population after having identified them and separated them from non-residents', the governor, Colonel Salfo Kabore, said in a statement.

The assault occurred on Sunday during a weekly service at a Protestant church, security officials said.

'The provisional toll is 24 killed, including the pastor... 18 wounded and individuals who were kidnapped,' Kabore said.

A resident of the nearby town of Sebba said Pansi villagers had fled there for safety.

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More News On Today's Massacre In Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: Church attack kills dozens -- DW
Burkina Faso church attack leaves 24 dead -- The Guardian/AFP
Gunmen kill 24 near Burkina Faso church as attacks against Christians increasing 'at alarming rate' -- FOX News
Dozens killed in church attack in Burkina Faso -- Al Jazeera
At least 24 killed in church mass shooting in Burkina Faso -- The Independent
Gunmen in Burkina Faso kill 24 men, kidnap 3 youths in attack near church – report -- RT

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