Gunmen entered the Grand Mosque on Friday, October 11 when worshippers were praying.
Rabat – Gunmen attacked worshippers at the Grand Mosque in the northern village of Salmossi in Burkina Faso on Friday, October 11.
The gunmen, who stormed the mosque, killed at least 16 people, while several others fled the scene.
Al Jazeera reported on Sunday, October 13 that 13 people died on the spot.
Three others died due to serious injuries.
Burkina Faso has witnessed violent attacks from armed groups since 2015, including ISIS and Al Qaeda.
The BBC said that many locals fled to the Malian border after the attack. Quoting the UN, the news outlet added that more than 250,000 people in Burkina Faso have been forced to flee their homes over the past three months.
The deadly attack against worshippers comes a few weeks after an ISIS attack against soldiers in August in the north eastern village of Koudougou. The attack killed 24 soldiers.