Terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso leave at least 11 dead | News


Two suspected jihadist attacks in northern Burkina Faso left at least 11 dead and nine soldiers wounded.


At least 12 soldiers killed in new attack in Burkina Faso

Through a statement, the Burkina Faso Armed Forces indicated that a military patrol was attacked about ten kilometers from Sollé, in the province of Lorum, in the northern region of the African country.

The military pointed out that in the first attack two soldiers and four civilians who collaborated in patrol work died in the attack.

In another attack, five soldiers from the Special Intervention Unit of the National Gendarmerie (USIGN) lost their lives during an anti-jihadist operation in the province of Sanmatenga, located in the Center-North region.

According to the Army, a score of terrorist bodies were accounted for during security operations in the area, mainly achieving the destruction of weapons and ammunition.

Burkina Faso has frequently suffered jihadist attacks since April 2015, perpetrated by groups linked to both Al Qaeda and the self-styled Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic).

Insecurity has caused the number of internally displaced persons in Burkina Faso to rise to more than 1.85 million people, according to government data.

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