TERRORISM VICTIM: Spanish missionary killed in terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

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TRAGIC: The 72-year old missionary had worked in Africa for 37 years. Photo Credit:@SalesianosEs

A SPANISH missionary has died in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso.

According to Spanish press, Antonio Cesar Fernandez was travelling with two colleagues from Togo back to their community in the capital Ouagadougou when a group of jihadists stopped their car. After searching the vehicle they made the 72-year get out and took him to a forested area. A few minutes later there was the sound of shots.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted his condolences to the missionary’s family, expressing his “absolute condemnation” of the attack.

Antonio Cesar Fernandez had been a missionary in Africa since 1982.

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