In Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, unknown gunmen killed six people including a Catholic priest as Mass was being held in a church.
According to a government statement, the worshippers were attending morning mass when at least 20 men with guns surrounded them and shot six dead.
The statement said:
“These terrorist groups are now attacking religion with the gruesome aim of dividing us,”
Ousmane Zongo said:
Towards 9 a.m. during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic Church, the mayor of Dablo, they started firing as the congregation tried to flee.
The attackers burned down the church, a shop, two vehicles, and also looted a health centre.