Six killed in Burkina Faso church attack

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Unidentified gunmen killed a pastor and five congregants in an attack on a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso, government spokesman Remy Fulgance Dandjinou said.

Burkina Faso is beset by rising Islamist violence, but the attack was the first on a church in the religiously tolerant West African country, Dandjinou told Reuters.