Christians being killed 'without provocation' as violence returns to Burkina Faso

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Posted at Christian Today:

At least 19 people were killed in another attack in Burkina Faso on Sunday. Open Doors sources in the country believed the victims to be Christians.

Suspected jihadists carried out the attack in the district of Arbinda, in the north of the country.

A local official who asked to remain anonymous said that three vehicles had been stopped and set on fire, with one driver being killed, before several armed men opened fire on people in the town.

"Several dozen armed men carried out an attack on the district of Arbinda, shooting several people dead," the official said.

Another 13 people were injured in the attack, according to the government.

Open Doors said the grip of Islamic militants has been growing in the northern and eastern parts of Burkina Faso.

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