Burkina Faso: Salmossi mosque attack kills 16 worshippers
Sixteen people died and two were seriously injured in an attack on a Mosque in Burkina Faso’s volatile north, security sources said Saturday.
“Armed men attacked the Grand Mosque in Salmossi between 7 and 8 pm (Friday), killing at least 16 people,” a source told AFP, adding that 13 died on the spot and three succumbed to their injuries later.
The BBC on Saturday reported 15 casualties in the mosque attack, citing security sources.
Gunmen reportedly entered the Grand Mosque in the village of Salmossi on Friday evening as those inside were praying.