By Cathy Elelman • 16 February 2019 • 13:57
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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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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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