17:46 GMT20 September 2020
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    Six people, including a priest, were killed on Sunday, in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, AFP reported.

    "Around 9 a.m., during a mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic Church. They started firing as the churchgoers tried to flee," Dablo Mayor Ousmane Zongo told AFP.

    A security source told the agency that the attack was carried out by a "group of armed men estimated [to number] between twenty and thirty."

    In late April, several armed people attacked a Protestant church in Silgdji in the north of the country, killing five churchgoers and the pastor. The April attack was the first attack on a church since 2015.

    The attacks comes as the authorities of Burkina Faso have launched a massive anti-terrorist operation in the eastern and central-eastern regions of the country.

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