Burkina Faso has been caught for four and a half years in a spiral of violence, attributed to jihadist armed groups.
An attack on worshipers who prayed in a mosque on Friday evening, 11 October, left at least 16 people dead in northern Burkina Faso. "Armed individuals attacked the great mosque of Salmossi [about 20 km from Gorom-Gorom, one of the big cities of the North] between 19:00 and 20:00, killing at least 16 people", told AFP a security source. "13 people died during the attack and 3 others succumbed a few hours later"she added. "Two other wounded are in critical condition." The victims are "Muslims who were praying in the Great Mosque", according to a resident of Gorom-Gorom.
Burkina Faso has been caught for four and a half years in a spiral of violence, attributed to jihadist armed groups, some affiliated with Al Qaeda and others affiliated with the Islamic State group. After this new attack, which has not yet been claimed, a thousand people gathered Saturday in the capital, Ouagadougou, for "denounce terrorism and the presence of foreign military bases in Africa". "French army and foreign forces do not want it", "French Army out of Burkina Faso" and "foreign forces out of Africa", chanted participants gathered at the labor exchange because of a ban on demonstrations in the city.