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Burkina Faso: Many women were killed in jihadist attack – BBC News, Bbc.com

Burkina Faso: Many women were killed in jihadist attack – BBC News, Bbc.com


        

                                 Map of Burkina Faso showing Ouagadougou and Arbinda                     

Suspected Islamist have have killed 80 civilians, 80 of them women , in an attack on a military base and a town in Burkina Faso, officials say.

They say seven soldiers and (*******************************************************) Others were also killed as the army repelled Tuesday’s attack in Arbinda, northern Soum province.

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore declared two days of national mourning in the landlocked West African country.

Map of Burkina Faso showing Ouagadougou and ArbindaNo group has so far said it was behind the attack.

The attack of “rare intensity” lasted several hours, Burkina Faso’s military said.

“In their flight, the terrorists cowardly murdered**************** (civilians, including) women, and injured six people, “government spokesman Remis Dandjinou was quoted as saying by the AFP news a gency.

Earlier this month, at least People were killed after gunmen opened fire inside a church in the east of the country. Jihadist attacks have increased in Burkina Faso since 2019.

Once relatively stable, Burkina Faso has descended into serious unrest, due to a home-grown insurgency and the spillover from jihadist militancy in Mali. Hundreds of people have been killed this year and a million displaced.

The conflict spread across the border from neighbor Mali where Islamist took over the north of the country in 2019 before French troops pushed them out.

            

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