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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Burkina Faso

The Secretary-General strongly condemns this morning's attack on a Catholic Church during mass, in the village of Dablo, in the Center-North Region of Burkina Faso.

He expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

He recalls the sanctity of all places of worship and hopes the perpetrators can be swiftly brought to justice.

The Secretary-General conveys the solidarity of the United Nations to the Government and people of Burkina Faso in this difficult moment for the nation. He urges all citizens of Burkina Faso to stand firmly with one another across communities and not to succumb to efforts to sow discord and breed further violence. The UN stands ready to assist in any way it can.

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.