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Gunmen killed a priest and five worshippers during Sunday mass at a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso.

The attackers stormed the church around 9am and open fire on the congregation during mass.

Speaking on the attack, the mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, said “They started firing as the congregation tried to flee.”

“They killed five of them. The priest, who was celebrating mass, was also killed, bringing the number of dead to six.” he said.

The attackers set fire to the church, several shops and a small cafe before heading to the local health centre, which they looted and burnt the chief nurse’s vehicle” Mr Zongo noted.

Report says about 30 terrorists carried out the attack.

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By Roving

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