Sunday church attack leaves people killed and others injured in Burkina Faso

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On Sunday, 14 people killed and many injured in an attack on a Protestant church in the country’s east.

The victims were attending a service at a church in Hantoukoura, in the eastern part of the country.

The identity of the attacker and the reasons why he comitted that terrible incident are not identifided yet.

The president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore confirmed the deaths.

Through his twitter account, the president offered his “deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded.”

Besides, he he condemned “the barbaric attack” in the town.

CT reported on a wave of similar church attacks in April and May.

After the first attack, Henri Yé, president of the Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions in Burkina Faso, in an April 30 statement said:

It’s not only the church … that has been attacked; all the values of tolerance, forgiveness, and love that have always led our country have been hurt.”

The freedom of worship consecrated by our fundamental law [the Constitution] has been flouted.”

In the face of blind hatred, let us ask God to give us the strength to spread love, which makes us the children of God,” stated Yé in April. “The unity of the body of Christ and of the whole nation must be preserved at all costs.”

Source: Christianity Today

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