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Church attack in Burkina Faso leaves 24 dead

by Cara Bentley

24 people including the pastor have been killed by gunmen at a church in Burkina Faso in West Africa. 

18 others were also apparently injured at the Protestant church in the the village of Pansi in Yagha province. 

There are also reports of individuals being kidnapped during the attack on Sunday. 

A group of armed terrorists made their way into the church mid service according to the regional governor Colonel Salfo Kabore. 

He told AFP news agency that they: "attacked the peaceful local population, after having identified them and separated them from non-residents."

Some villagers fled to the nearby town of Sebba near the border with Niger. 

Several attacks against churches have been conducted by militant Islamist groups in recent years. 

In December, 14 people were killed in another church attack and 19 people were killed in June 2019 in another jihadist attack, leaving several churches closed.

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