Gunmen open fire on a church in Burkina Faso killing fourteen Christians and wounding dozens of others. The attack took place in a village in Foutouri, Est Region.
Thirty-five civilians are dead and six others are injured after jihadists stormed the town of Arbinda, Soum Province, Burkina Faso, and its military base, killing seven soldiers. Eighty militants were also killed.
At least 22 people are killed and 24 others injured in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. A suspect Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas was captured alive. The case is being investigated as domestic terrorism given that Patrick Crusius had posted a 4-page white nationalist manifesto titled "The Inconvenient Truth" on 8chan where he cited a supposed "Hispanic invasion of Texas" and "Simply trying to defend my country from cultural and ethnic replacement" as motivation for the shooting.
Air Algérie Flight 5017 loses contact with air traffic controllers 50 minutes after takeoff. It was travelling between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Algiers with 116 people on board. The wreckage is later found in Mali.