"Towards 9:00am, during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic Church", the mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, told global press in a statement.
The militants also set on fire nearby shops and a health centre, a government official said.
The attack comes two days after the release of four hostages in northern Burkina Faso by French special forces in a daring night-time raid. "It's practically a ghost town", he added.
Former colonial ruler France has deployed 4,500 troops in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad to help local forces flush out jihadist groups.
The attacks took place in Dablo located in the Sanmatenga Province in the country's center.
The government declared a state of emergency in several northern provinces bordering Mali in December because of deadly Islamist attacks.
Polls close after South Africa elections
The ANC achieved its best parliamentary election result in 2004 under former president Thabo Mbeki , when it won 69% of the vote. Analysts say that if the ANC vote remains above 55%, it will enable President Ramaphosa to strengthen his grip on the party.
One of the French hostages, Laurent Lassimouillas said: "All our thoughts go out to the families of the soldiers and to the soldiers".
Roughly 55% to 60% of Burkina Faso's population is Muslim, with up to a quarter Christian.
But violence has only worsened since. The April attack was the first attack on a church since 2015.
Five churchgoers were killed along with the priest.
Fighters affiliated to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group as well as the local Ansarul Islam have been active in the region.
Merkel pledged millions in financial support for the restive Sahel region shortly after meeting with Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore in the capital, Ouagadougou.
A report submitted to the UN Security Council past year warned that security had "deteriorated rapidly over the last six months" in the area between Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, with attacks spreading to eastern Burkina Faso.
We've previously reported that the OnePlus 7 5G will be available from EE, with other networks surely to follow. T-Mobile will host a series of exclusive launch events beginning at its Times Square Signature Store on May 14 .
The hits keep coming for Israel Folau , with ASICS ditching the fallen Wallabies superstar as an ambassador. The 30-year-old reportedly said his lack of remorse was because the post was made with love, not malice.
Before important games, a Bucks front-office staffer often shoots a text message to a few of the Milwaukee Bucks' players. After the game, the Celtics players and coaching staff had to answer for the disappointing end to the season.
As such, the device previously known as the Google Home Hub will now be the Nest Home Hub and sell for $129, down from $149. However, with the new Nest Hub Max , the company is extending access to more users with a new feature called Face Match.
President Donald Trump's administration has threatened Maduro's government with a harsh response should it ever detain Guaido. Authorities have not yet tried to arrest him, but Maduro has said he will 'face justice'.
Super Kings also have the chance to better their score against Mumbai who defeated Chennai in 2013 and 2015 final. Deepak Chahar accounted for three batsmen while Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir took two wickets each for CSK.
Another surprise: Bryson DeChambeau , a 25-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the PGA Championship 2019 title. At that time, few could have imagined Woods would have to wait nearly 10 years to taste major success again.
China's Commerce Ministry expressed its "deep regret" and warned that Beijing will not "capitulate to any pressure". Each side possibly believes it is better positioned than the other to survive the dispute, according to Kennedy.
Luckily for Binance , they have what they call SAFU, the Secure Asset Fund for Users which is an emergency insurance fund. The company also warned that hackers still have control over certain user accounts and may exploit those accounts again.
On single-lap pace, Ferrari had a 0.3s deficit to Mercedes , and the gap extended to 0.4s to 0.5s on like-for-like long runs. But drill a bit deeper into where Ferrari is losing time and it's a familiar picture that emerges.
That gave us a chance to win down the stretch with how hard we played on that end of the floor. I thought the same thing, because he kind of looked back like he had been kicked or something.
Freed hostage says ordeal was ‘hell’
This photo provided Friday May 10, 2019 by the French army shows navy soldiers Cédric de Pierrepont, left, and Alain Bertoncello. Macron thanked authorities in Burkina Faso and Benin for their co-operation and promised them support in fighting terrorism.
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Fortnite's Season 9 update is now live
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The buzz instead has focused on how the 65-1 long shot was elevated to champion in the most shocking decision in Derby history. For the true victor in my mind, Maximum Security , the team felt no need to run the horse with no Triple Crown at stake.
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