At least forty-three people were killed by unidentified gunmen in raids in two villages in Northern Burkina Faso on Sunday.
According to a statement by the government, the attacks happened in the villages of Dinguila and Barga in Yatenga province, near the border with Mali.
Six other people were injured in the attack and are currently hospitalized in area hospitals.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, one of the deadliest in the West African nation.
The nation has been battling against fighters linked to al-Qaeda and the ISIL (ISIS) group since 2015. More than 800 people have been killed in the conflict.
Burkina Faso’s President Roch Kabore condemned the attack and sent his condolences to the families of the victims.