Gunmen killed 24 people including Church Paster in West Africa

In West African country of Burkina Faso, 24 men including a church Pastor were killed by gunmen while three others were kidnapped yesterday.

The Mayor of Boundore commune said, during the attack around 20 attackers separated men from women close to a Protestant church in the town of Pansy in Yagha province. Ten other people were injured in the incident.

The Mayor said, the gunmen looted oil and rice from shops and forced the three youth they kidnapped to help transport it on their motorbikes.

It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable landlocked country in West Africa.