Burkina Faso: 36 civilians killed in terrorist attacks

22nd Jan 2020
Burkina Faso: 36 civilians killed in terrorist attacks

By Alaattin Dogru

 

DAKAR, Senegal,(AA): At least 36 civilians were killed in terrorist attacks in northern Burkina Faso, local media reported Tuesday.

Terrorists attacked Nagraogo village Monday, killing 32 people, and burned the market there to the ground. They then attacked Alamou village and killed four more people.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

President Roch Marc Kabore declared two days of national mourning as of Wednesday.

The Burkina parliament on Tuesday adopted unanimously a law allowing for the recruitment of local volunteers in the fight against terrorists.

On December 25, terrorists killed 35 civilians, 31 of them women, in an attack on a military base and a town in Burkina Faso, officials say.killed 35 civilians, 31 of them women, in an attack on a military base and a town in Burkina Faso, officials say.

They say seven soldiers and 80 militants were also killed as the army repelled Tuesday’s attack in Arbinda, in northern Soum province.

Last December, a state of emergency was declared in several northern regions of the country, giving security forces extra powers to search homes and restrict freedom of movement.

Originally scheduled to remain in effect until Jan. 12, it has been extended for an additional year.

Since 2015, about 700 people have been killed and 560,000 displaced.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Map of Burkina Faso By US Central Intelligence Agency/World Factbook/Creative Commons]

Leave a Comment

What is 8 + 12 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets