Militants kill 15 people at baptism in Burkina Faso

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A group of on Wednesday opened and killed 15 civilians during a baptism in , on Thursday said.

attack took place overnight in a village in north of country, the regional governor said in a statement.

exactly carried out and their motives were unclear.

western African country is located in Sahel, where several terrorist groups are active, some of which have pledged allegiance to Islamist militias and Islamic State.

has seen a significant increase in terrorist attacks since 2015.

An Irishman and Spaniards were earlier killed in an attack on a military convoy at the end of April.