14 killed in Burkina Faso’s eastern region

Gunmen attacked a church on Sunday and left at least 14 dead and several injured in Burkina Faso’s eastern region, an official said.

The attack occurred during a worship in a church in Hantoukoura town in the Foutouri department of Komondjari province, close to Burkina Faso’s border with Niger, regional governor Colonel Saidou Sanou said in a release reaching Xinhua here.

Burkina Faso has been marred by worsening security situation with frequent attacks reported.

Since 2015, terrorist attacks in the country have claimed the lives of over 500 people, including 200 armed forces, and displaced thousands of others.