19 killed in attack on gendarmerie in Burkina Faso


By Jacob Kubeka –

Attack in Burkina Faso, West Africa, killed ten civilians and nine military, on Tuesday, according to reported by a government spokesperson.

The terrorists attacked a gendarmerie post in the northern town of Foube, resulting in a battle between the attackers and security personnel.

In Burkina Faso and many of its Sahel neighbors, armed Islamist militias associated with terrorist groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaeda were reported to be active.

Attacks on military and police posts had increased in recent weeks, especially near the Malian border. In mid-November, unknown extremists killed at least 53 people in an attack on a gendarmerie post in the northern province of Soum.

At the end of October, almost two dozen people were killed in an attack on a police station in the region.

According to the United Nations, more than 1.2 million people have been displaced by the violence in Burkina Faso and are now living as refugees in their own country. 


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