Gunmen Attack Mosque in Burkina Faso Killing 16 Worshippers

Dozens of Villagers Flee from Area after Attack


Sixteen people were killed after gunmen attacked a mosque in northern Salmossi village in Burkina Faso on Friday evening.

The attack happed as worshippers were praying at the Grand Mosque located in the Oudalan region bordering Mali.

Thirteen people are reported to have succumbed to gunshot wounds on the spot while three died later while receiving treatment. Two people are still hospitalized in critical condition.

The identities of the assailants were not immediately established.

The attack caused panic in the region which dozens of people flee their homes despite military reinforcements.

The country has recently experienced a surge in violence linked to armed groups including al-Qaeda and ISIL. The groups have ignited ethnic and religious tensions in the northern regions of the country o which has led to deaths of nearly 600 people.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

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