CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: What’s Happening in Burkina Faso? At least 15 Killed and 2 Injured during Sunday Service Attack in Catholic Church

CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: What’s Happening in Burkina Faso? At least 15 Killed and 2 Injured during Sunday Service Attack in Catholic Church

A Catholic church in north-eastern Burkina Faso was attacked on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and injuring 2 more.

It occurred during Sunday service in Essakane hamlet, Oudalan province, near the border with Mali.

A church official stated that the shooters were suspected Islamist extremists.

According to a statement from the local diocese’s head, Abbot Jean-Pierre Sawadogo, 12 persons were killed instantaneously, with 3 more dying in hospital.

It is the country’s most recent atrocity ascribed to Islamist extremists.

More than a 3rd of Burkina Faso is now controlled by militants.

The government have been fighting Islamist extremists affiliated with al-Qaeda and Islamic State, who have taken over significant areas of territory and displaced millions of people in the Sahel region.

In the previous 3 years, churches have been targeted, and several worshipers have been slain.

Burkina Faso, controlled by a military dictatorship, recently left the regional political and economic organization Ecowas, along with its Sahel neighbors Mali and Niger.

They cited a lack of assistance from Ecowas in the battle against terrorism as one of the reasons they wanted to leave the union.

The 3 junta-led nations had previously been suspended from the group, which has been encouraging them to return to democratic governance.

NEWS SOURCE & LINKS:
BBC

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