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12:00 AM, October 14, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:48 AM, October 14, 2019

16 killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack

Armed men stormed a mosque in the volatile north of Burkina Faso as worshippers were at prayer, killing 16 people and sending residents fleeing, security sources and locals said Saturday. The attack on the Grand Mosque in the town of Salmossi on Friday evening underscores the difficulties faced by the country in its battle against jihadists. One source said 13 people died on the spot and three succumbed to their injuries later. Two of the wounded are in critical condition.

 

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