Prosecutor says practically 60 civilians killed in northern Burkina Faso assault

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Burkina Faso troopers patrol the street to Gorgadji in Burkina Faso’s Sahel area on March 3, 2019. Picture taken on March 3, 2019. – Reuters

Ouagadougou: About 60 civilians had been killed in northern Burkina Faso on Friday by males wearing Burkinabe armed forces uniforms, native prosecutor Lamine Kabour mentioned on Sunday, citing data acquired from police within the city of Ouahigouya.

He mentioned an investigation was launched after the assault on the village of Karma in Yatenga province, within the border space close to Mali, which was held by terrorist teams linked to al Qaeda and Daesh, who’ve carried out repeated assaults over time .

The assertion didn’t give additional particulars concerning the assault.

-AFP
-AFP

Human Rights Watch mentioned in March that since 2022, assaults by armed teams on civilians have elevated, whereas state safety forces and volunteer protection models have carried out quite a lot of abortive anti-terrorist operations.

In accordance with the federal government, unidentified assailants killed 40 individuals and wounded 33 others in an assault on military and volunteer forces in the identical area of northern Burkina Faso close to Ouahigouya on 15 April.

Unrest within the area started in Mali in 2012 when gunmen hijacked a Tuareg separatist rebellion. The violence has since unfold to Burkina Faso and Niger, killing 1000’s and displacing greater than 2.5 million.

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