Dozens were killed in terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, (BM) – At least seven soldiers and 35 civilians have been killed at December 24 in terrorist attacks in northern Burkina Faso, learned, reports Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

The communications minister of the West African country, Remis Fulgance Dandjinou, announced on Tuesday on state television. In addition, according to the armed forces, 80 attackers were “neutralized”. Around 20 people were also injured.

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Armed groups attacked military and civilians in Arbinda in the north of the country on Tuesday morning, according to the armed forces. The fighting continued for several hours. The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Kaboré, announced two national days of mourning to commemorate the victims. The flags on all public buildings would be set to half mast at the time, it said in a message from the head of state.

A number of armed groups are active in the countries of the Sahel region – an area that extends south of the Sahara from the Atlantic to the Red Sea – some of whom have sworn allegiance to the Islamic State or al-Qaeda terror groups. Attacks and attacks occur repeatedly, especially in Mali and in the neighboring countries Burkina Faso and Niger. In Mali, around 1,000 Bundeswehr soldiers participate in a UN stabilization mission.

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Source: Sueddeutsche Zeitung


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