Fifteen Christians killed in attack on baptism party in Burkina Faso
Suspected jihadists ambushed a baptism in Burkina Faso on Tuesday and opened fire, killing a total of fifteen Christians.
According to a statement from Colonel Salfo Kabor, governor of Burkina’s Sahel region, the attack occurred in Oudalan province, close to the Mali border.
“People are shocked and many are running,” Moha AG Agraz, a Tin-Akoff native in contact with town residents told ABC news.
While no group has come forward to claim the attack, violence linked to Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State have been on the rise in West Africa since the beginning of this year.