16 killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack: security sources
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16 killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack: security sources

Ouagadougou (AFP) – 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 on Friday evening, a source told AFP, adding that 13 died on the spot and three succumbed to their injuries later.Two of the wounded are in critical condition, the source added.A resident from the nearby town of Gorom-Gorom confirmed the attack, saying Salmossi residents had fled their homes afterwards.Although hit by jihadist violence, many Burkinabes oppose the presence of foreign troops — notably from former colonial ruler France — on their territory.On Saturday, about a thousand-strong crowd marched in the capital Ouagadougou, “to denounce terrorism and the presence of foreign military bases in Africa.””Terrorism has now become
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