Unidentified gunmen kill 15 people at baptism in Burkina Faso

Unidentified gunmen opened fire and killed 15 civilians at a baptism in Burkina Faso, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

The attack took place overnight in a village in the north of the country, the regional governor said in a statement.

Who exactly carried out the shooting and their motives were unclear.

The western African country is located in the Sahel, where several terrorist groups are active, some of which have pledged allegiance to the Islamist militias al-Qaeda and Islamic State.

Burkina Faso has seen a significant increase in terrorist attacks since 2015.

An Irishman and two Spaniards were killed in an attack on a military convoy at the end of April.

Source: GNA

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