World News

Dozens of civilians killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

The Pope and the Catholic bishops of the West African nation have appealed repeatedly for dialogue and peace.

Thirty-six civilians were murdered on Monday in Burkina Faso’s Sanmatenga province when  armed militants reportedly forced their way into the market of the village of Alamou, Vatican News reported.

A government statement said that first they attacked the people, and then burnt the market structure to the ground.

The bloodshed is part of a surge in violence in the West African country that has killed hundreds, forced nearly a million from their homes and made much of the north ungovernable over the past two years.

President Roch Marc Kabore called for two days of national mourning in response to the attack.

See full article here.

Photo is courtesy of Pixabay.

Leave a reply