Nigeria: Muslims murder seven, burn church and homes in Christmas Eve jihad raid on Christian village
‘Christmas celebrations cancelled’ as Burkina Faso mourns attack victims
Burkina Faso, bordering Mali and Niger, has seen regular attacks – hundreds have been killed since the start of 2015 when violence began to spread across the Sahel region.
“A large group of terrorists simultaneously attacked the military base and the civilian population in Arbinda,” the army chief of staff said in a statement.
Islam is the dominant religion in Burkina Faso, a country of about 20 million people, but there is a sizeable Christian minority of about 20 percent.
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