At least five people have been shot dead — including a pastor and his sons — in an attack on a church in Africa, according to security sources.
The gunmen struck during Sunday service at a Protestant church in Silgadji, Burkina Faso, close to the border with Mali, according to Agence France-Presse.
They arrived on motorbikes and killed Pastor Pierre Ouedraogo, two of his sons and three other worshippers, the BBC reported.
“Unidentified armed individuals have attacked the Protestant church in Silgadji killing four members of the congregation and the pastor. At least two other people are missing,” a security source told AFP.
The attack comes amid an uptick in alleged jihadist violence in the country.
A Catholic priest was kidnapped a month ago and at least five teachers were shot dead last week in the east of the country, the BBC said.