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Gunmen open fire during Mass in Burkina Faso village; at least 15 dead

February 26, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Suspect Islamist militants opened fire on worshipers during Mass in Essakane, a village in Burkina Faso. At least 15 people were killed.

Burkina Faso, a West African nation of 22.5 million (map), is 57% Muslim, 23% Christian (15% Catholic), and 19% ethnic religionist. A jihadist insurgency began there in 2015.

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