epa06584538 Commuters go about their daily routine at the United Nations Square in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 06 March 2018. EPA-EFE/LEGNAN KOULA

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Four persons were killed Sunday in a church in northern Burkina Faso after an attack by armed men- at least the fourth attack on Christians in the past month.

The assault happened during the morning service at the church near the town of Titao.

The government has blamed unnamed terrorist groups operating in the country and Africa’s surrounding Sahel region.

Islamist militants based in Mali have regrouped after a French intervention in 2013 and now use the country’s north and centre as launchpads for attacks on neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.



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