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5 December, Thursday


14 people killed in Burkina Faso church attack

The area has come under attack over the past year from suspected jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State.

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At least 14 people including teenagers have been shot dead at a church in Burkina Faso during Sunday mass, Eurasia Diary reports citing Sky News.

Several other people were wounded in the attack which took place in the village of Foutouri in the Est region of the country. The identity of the gunmen is not yet clear.

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore tweeted: "I condemn the barbaric attack against the Protestant Church of Hantoukoura in the department of Foutouri, which left 14 dead and several wounded.

"I offer my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded."

Burkina Faso was once a pocket of calm in the region, but the past year's violence has killed hundreds and forced nearly a million people from their homes.

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