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7 people killed in Burkina Faso church attack

Burkina Faso has been threatened by terrorist attacks since 2015

Alaattin Dogru   | 12.05.2019
7 people killed in Burkina Faso church attack

DAKAR, Senegal

Seven people were killed in an armed attack at a catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, according to local media.

According to the media reports, the incident took place when some armed men attacked the church located in Dablo district of northern Sanmatenga province of the country.

Burkina Faso has been threatened by terrorist attacks since 2015.

On Dec. 27, a terrorist attack on security forces in Sourou State in northwestern Burkina Faso left 10 gendarmes dead.

Following the incident, a state of emergency was declared in seven of the country’s 13 administrative regions.

*Writing by Burak Bir

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