Armed men have stormed a mosque in Burkina Faso as worshippers were at prayer, killing at least a dozen people and sending residents fleeing, according to media reports.
The attack took place at the Grand Mosque in the northern village of Salmossi on Friday evening, according to AFP and Reuters. The village is located in the Oudalan region bordering Mali.
One source told AFP 13 people died on the spot and three succumbed to their injuries later. Two of the wounded were in critical condition.
“Since this morning, people have started to flee the area,” one resident from the nearby town of Gorom-Gorom told AFP.
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He said there was a “climate of panic