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American Missionary Among 28 Killed in Burkina Faso Terrorist Attack

This weekend, at least 28 people were killed in a terrorist attack at an upscale hotel in Burkina Faso. According to reports, four Al Qaeda militants took more than 120 hostages before local forces were able to kill the terrorist and free the building. Among the victims was 45-year-old Christian missionary Mike Riddering who help run an orphanage supported by the ministry Sheltering Wings in a town not far from the hotel. In a Facebook statement, his wife wrote, “Heaven has gained a warrior. Mike was an example in the way he lived and loved.” The State Department also released a statement, saying, “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time, as they are with all those affected by this brutality.”

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