Breaking News: Church attack in Burkina Faso, six killed
Gunmen have killed six people including a priest as Mass was being celebrated in a church in Dablo in northern Burkina Faso, officials say.
The attack began at about 09:00 (GMT and local time), during Mass. The attackers, said to number between 20 and 30, invaded the church, opened fire at the mass, and then burned down the church. 6 people died in the attack.
The mayor of Dablo, Mr Zongo told the AFP news agency: “Armed individuals burst into the Catholic church… They started firing as the congregation tried to flee.”
“There is an atmosphere of panic in the town. People are holed up in their homes, nothing is going on. The shops and stores are closed. It’s practically a ghost town,” he said.
Security sources told AFP that reinforcements were being sent from Barsalogho, some 45km (30 miles) to the south.
Source: BBC News