Nine civilian army auxiliaries and three soldiers were killed Thursday in simultaneous attacks by suspected jihadists in northern Burkina Faso. "Three soldiers were killed in Bourzanga and nine volunteers in Alga," the security source said, adding that "some defence and security forces and volunteers were wounded. "During their response to these coordinated attacks, the armed forces and the volunteers neutralised around 30 terrorists," a second security source said, confirming the various attacks. However, the security situation has not improved and attacks attributed to jihadist groups have even multiplied in recent months, targeting civilians and soldiers alike. In early July, 34 civilians were killed in two separate attacks in the north and northwest.
Source: The North Africa Journal August 06, 2022 00:57 UTC