Muslim gunmen in Mali entered a police station and said, “We are looking for Christians”. They spared the Muslims present and opened fire, shooting two Christians. According to the report:
Suspected Islamic terrorists attacked Christians in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. The armed men wounded at least two people.
An eyewitness said the masked gunmen took over a police station, telling him they are with Boko Haram.
“We are looking for Christians, and you are spared because you are a Muslim,” they told him.
It’s not known if the Islamists have had a direct connection to the Nigeria-based Boko Haram.
The incident happened near the border with Mali. A Burkina Faso security official said the military is sending soldiers to the border area to step up security.
Mali is home to a number of Islamic extremist groups. Burkina Faso has largely been spared from the jihadi violence that has been destabilizing nearby countries.