Gunmen kill priest, 5 churchgoers, burn down church in Burkina Faso

By The Christian Post

A church in Burkina Faso. | (Photo: Khym54 via Flickr)

Suspected Muslim extremists murdered six Christians, including a priest and church elders, who were celebrating mass, before burning down their church in Burkina Faso.

On Sunday, between 20 and 30 militants opened fire on a local church congregation in the northern town of Dablo as they gathered for mass, according to the AFP.

“Armed individuals burst into the Catholic church … They started firing as the congregation tried to flee,” said the town mayor, Ousmane Zongo. “They killed five of them. The priest, who was celebrating mass, was also killed.”

Source:The Christian Post