Four people were killed on Sunday, May 26 at a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso in the latest in a series of attacks on Christian targets in the region, a security source said.
“Heavily armed individuals attacked the church … as the faithful were celebrating Sunday Mass” in the town of Toulfé, the source said, adding that three people were killed.
Infowakat also reported that three people were killed and several others injured.
Attacks have spread to the East region, near the border with Togo, Benin and Niger, and to a lesser extent, the west of the country.
Most attacks are attributed to the jihadist group Ansar ul Islam, which emerged near the Mali border in December 2016, the Support Group for Islam and Muslims (JNIM), which has sworn allegiance to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and Islamic State in the Greater Sahara..