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12 Oct 2019 | 03:28 PM UTC

Burkina Faso: Mosque attack reportedly leaves 16 dead in Oudalan province October 12

Burkina Faso News Alert

16 people reportedly killed in mosque attack in Oudalan province October 12; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION burkina Faso


Reports have emerged of a mosque attack in the northern Oudalan province on Saturday, October 12, which left 16 people dead and at least two others injured. Sources indicate that a group of unidentified gunmen approached a mosque and shot at worshipers in the late evening (local time). Details are emerging.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of the mosque.  


Individuals in the affected area are advised to avoid the site of the attack and obey all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.


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