Attack at Burkina Faso leaves at least 14 people dead

At least 14 people have been shot dead in eastern Burkina Faso, according to government officials, who said that the attack on a church happened on last Sunday morning. It took place in the village of Hantoukoura, near Burkina Faso's border with Niger, which is known for banditry, but has also seen a spate of attacks from suspected jihadist groups with links to al-Qaeda and ISIL. This latest incident occurred during worship. It mirrors other attacks on Christians this year, a relatively new phenomenon for Burkina Faso which prides itself on religious tolerance. This year's violence has killed hundreds, and has forced nearly one million people from their homes.