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Gunmen kill six in second church attack in Burkina Faso

12 May 2019, 8:48 PM

Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, a local official said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadists.

Al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attacks

4 March 2018, 7:18 AM

A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso that left 16 people dead, including eight gunmen, at the army headquarters and French embassy, Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar reported. Eighty others were wounded in the coordinated attacks in the capital Ouagadougou, which follow two other major assaults there in […]

Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

14 August 2017, 6:07 PM

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital overnight.

17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant ‘terrorist attack’

14 August 2017, 8:37 AM

Seventeen people have been killed and a dozen injured in a “terrorist attack” on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, the government said on Monday.

Burkina Faso President united Muslim and Christian leaders

23 June 2017, 9:26 PM

Promoting unity and tolerance in the final days the holy month of Ramadan Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Kabore brought Muslim and Christian leaders together this week for an interfaith feast.

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