At least twenty people lost their lives in an attack at a gold mine site in Northern Burkina Faso.
Moreover, the incident occurred on Friday in the northern province of Soum.
However, several people sustained injuries, hence, the majority of the victims are the gold miners.
Meanwhile, since 2015, inter-ethnic violence is on the increase in the West African nations.
Many of the attacks in the past have been attributed to a group affiliated with al-Qaeda or ISIS.
In addition, hundreds of people have died while thousands have fled their homes this year due to rising attacks by armed groups.