Burkina Faso Jihadist Attacks Kill 34

Suspected jihadists killed at least 34 civilians in northern Burkina Faso over the weekend.

Governor of Boucle du Mouhoun region, Babo Pierre Bassinga, said the attackers raided a rural commune at Bourasso in Kossi province late Sunday night, killing 22 people. Some of the victims include children.

“Armed men moved around the village at around 5:00 pm, firing in the air. They came back at night and blindly opened fire on people,” a source said.

The recent attacks occurred a day after the suspected jihadists killed 12 people at Namissiguima in Yatenga province.

Military forces responded to the incident, securing the safety of people fleeing nearby cities.

Burkina Faso has been battling with jihadist insurgency since 2015.

Jihadist attacks have displaced some 1.9 million people in the West African country.

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