Attack on mosque in Burkina Faso kills dozens

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An attack on a mosque in eastern Burkina Faso left dozens of people dead, local and security sources told AFP on Monday.

“Armed individuals attacked a mosque in Natiaboani on Sunday around 5:00 am, resulting in several dozen being killed”, a security source said.

A local resident said that all the victims were Muslims and most of them were men, who had come for the morning prayer. It happened on the same day as at least 15 civilians were killed in an attack on a Catholic church during Sunday mass in the north of the country.

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The assailants targeted the village of Essakane, leaving 12 individuals dead on-site, while three others succumbed to injuries during medical treatment. Additionally, two people sustained injuries in the assault.

Credit: Times of India

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