Burkina Faso: Christians increasingly harassed by Islamic extremists

Churches in Burkina Faso have been increasingly harassed by Muslim extremists who have disrupted their services, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The population of Burkina Faso is 60.5% Islamic and 23.2% Christian, with 15.3% of indigenous beliefs, according to Wikipedia.

Burkina Faso: Jihadists murder over 100 Christians; UN/EU condemn attack

Jihadist militants believed to be members of Islamic State or al-Qaeda murdered over 100 people in northern Burkina Faso on Saturday, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The United Nations and European Union have condemned the attack and have called for an investigation.

Burkina Faso: 147 Christians forced to flee their homes from Islamic terrorists

The Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) non-profit organization has been told that 147 Christians, including children, elderly and pregnant women, fled from two villages on the Niger border in Burkina Faso last month, as Islamic extremists were seeking to kill them, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

15 Christians shot dead at baptism in Burkina Faso; “please pray”

Fifteen Christians were shot dead during a suspected jihadist attack on a baptismal ceremony in the Oudalan province of Burkina Faso on May 18, International Christian Concern reports. No group has claimed responsibility, but Al Qaeda and ISIS have been increasingly active in West Africa.

Burkina Faso chaplains overwhelmed in task of supporting troops

The under-resourced military chaplains of Burkina Faso are struggling to provide adequate support to government troops fighting the onslaught of Islamic extremist violence against this previously peaceful West African nation, Associated Press reports.

Church Attack Kills 24 in Burkina Faso

Suspected Islamic gunmen interrupted a weekly worship service at a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso, killing 24 people, authorities confirmed late Monday, February 17. Another 18 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack rocking Pansy town in Yagha province, the regional governor said.

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