Terrorism

At least 50 people killed in Burkina Faso jihadist attack

by Africa News

Deadly attacks attributed to armed jihadists against civilians and the military have multiplied in recent weeks in Burkina Faso, the latest of which left some 50 civilians dead in the east.

This attack, carried out on Wednesday against the commune of Madjoari, which has between 15 and 20,000 inhabitants, but announced on Thursday, is the bloodiest since the one perpetrated nearly a year ago in Solhan, in the northeast, which killed 132 people.

“Residents of Madjoari”, a locality under blockade by jihadists and who were trying to leave it, “were targeted” near a bridge “by unidentified armed individuals”, said Colonel Hubert Yameogo, governor of the eastern region, in a statement sent to AFP.

“The provisional death toll is “around 50 people killed”, he said.

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