At least five killed including priest in attack on church in Burkina Faso

epa05046964 Burkina Faso Police patrolling the different polling stations to ensure security in the general elections in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 29 November 2015. Polls opened in Burkina Faso's presidential and parliamentary election on 29 November, with expectations high one year after a violent public uprising forced the long-time president out of office. It is the first election in the country after president Blaise Compaore was forced from office last year which sparked a year of political uncertainty. Thousands are expected to vote to elect a new president and parliament with Roch Marc Christian Kabore and Zephirin Diabre seen as strongest contenders for president. EPA/WOUTER ELSEN

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At least five people have been killed, including a priest, following an attack on a protestant church in Burkina Faso.

The victims were gunned down around noon on Sunday, after armed men arrived on motorbikes and entered the building towards the end of a service.

At least two other people are missing.

The priest’s two sons were killed alongside him in the attack, according to reports from the country.

Via Al Jazeera

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