The north of Burkina Faso was hit by two attacks from Friday to Saturday, one of which killed at least 138 people, the worst in the country since jihadi violence began in 2015.
These attacks were carried out in the area known as “On three frontiers“Burkina Faso, between Mali and Niger, is regularly targeted by suspected jihadists linked to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State against civilians and soldiers.
“Armed men carried out a deadly incursion from Friday to Saturday in Solhan in Yaga province. Balance, still temporary, killed a hundred people, men and women“, He told AFP.
“Many of the wounded died from their injuries and new bodies were found. The temporary number is still 138“, Informed the local elected official on Saturday evening, referring to itThe bodies were buried in mass graves“According to this elected official,”Several dozen people were injured“.
The number of assault and casualties was quickly confirmed by the government, which said in a statement that the victims were “Civilians, regardless of age, were killed by terrorists“And”Many houses and markets (Solhan) were set on fire“.
“Faced with this tragedy of dark forces, 72 hours of national mourning, this day from June 5 to 00:00, Monday, June 7 from 11:59 p.m.“, Adds government to ensure it”The security and security forces are working hard to neutralize these terrorists and bring peace to the people“.
In a message of condolence to the families of the victims, Burkina Faso President Roche Marc condemned Christian Cabore. “This barbaric attack“And”Ignorance“.”We must unite against these vague forces“, He added.
Burkina Faso leader Eddie Combayko says:The massacre of our people, we say again and again, must end unconditionally. All measures must be taken to protect Burkina Faso“.
According to a local source, “The attack took place at around 2am local time (4am in Belgium), first targeting the post of volunteers for the protection of the father.“, VDP, Army Deputy General, and”The attackers visited the convents (houses) and executed them“.
Solhan, a small town about fifteen kilometers from Seba, the capital of Yoga Province, has recorded several attacks on jihadists in recent years.
“Since this morning, we have seen internally displaced people fleeing to Seba“, According to the selected local.”As three people died in the Solhan-Seba axis, these displacements also caused other casualties.“.
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