Six people, including a pastor, have been killed after an attack on a church in Burkina Faso, a government spokesman said.
The violence took place on Sunday in the village of Silgadji, in the country’s north, not far from the volatile border with Mali.
Urbain Kabore, the communications director for the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, said Monday that the six people were killed after Sunday services.
Though there is no certainty of those responsible for the killing, the News Agency of Nigeria reports that violent Islamist extremism has been increasingly destabilizing Burkina Faso, and a number of jihadist groups are known to operate in the area of the attack.
Authorities said that in a separate attack in the east of Burkina Faso, five teachers were shot to death Friday.
The extremists also have targeted foreigners, Kidnapping and killing a Canadian geologist earlier this year.
Source: Naija News