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Six killed in attack on church in Burkina Faso

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Militants killed six people and razed a church during mass at Dablo, a northern town, in Burkina Faso, on Sunday, officials said.

"Armed individuals burst into the They started firing as the congregation tried to flee," Ousmane Zongo, of Dablo, said.

He said a was among the killed in the attack which happened at 9 a.m. local time (10:00 GMT), the reported.

The militants also set on fire nearby shops and a health centre, a said.

It is the third attack on churches in in the past five weeks.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 22:08 IST
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