A Catholic church in north-central Burkina Faso was attacked by armed men on Sunday morning, leaving at least six people dead, including the priest.
The attackers opened fire on the congregation at the beginning of Mass. “Towards 9:00 a.m., during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic Church,” the mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, said. “They started firing as the congregation tried to flee.” The attack is believed to have been carried out by a “group of some twenty to thirty armed men”, according to a security source. They set the church on fire before fleeing.