At least 50 killed in Burkina Faso rebel attack: Government | Conflict News


Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been gripped by battle that has claimed greater than 2,000 lives.

No less than 50 individuals have died in an assault by armed males on a village in northern Burkina Faso, a authorities spokesman mentioned.

The attackers struck in a single day between Saturday and Sunday in Seytenga commune, a part of Seno province, which lies in borderlands the place fighters linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS) are embroiled in an armed rebellion.

“The military has thus far discovered 50 our bodies” after the village of Seytenga was attacked in a single day Saturday, spokesman Lionel Bilgo mentioned on Monday, including that the demise toll “could rise”.

The United Nations condemned the assault, which it mentioned had “claimed many victims”, in a press release on Monday and known as on authorities to carry the perpetrators to justice.

Seytenga was the location of bloody preventing final week between rebels and authorities forces.

Eleven police have been killed on Thursday, prompting a navy operation that the military mentioned led to the deaths of round 40 insurgent fighters.

“The bloodshed was attributable to reprisals to the military’s actions,” authorities spokesman Bilgo mentioned.

“The nation has been hit however the military is doing its job.”

Humanitarian organisations within the area mentioned round 3,000 individuals have been being housed in neighbouring cities after fleeing from the village.

The assault is likely one of the bloodiest since a navy coup in January, when colonels within the nationwide military – angered on the failure of officers to defeat the armed teams – ousted the nation’s elected president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

The nation’s new strongman, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, instantly vowed to make safety his key precedence.

After a relative lull in preventing following the coup, assaults have resumed, inflicting a toll of a whole lot of civilian and navy deaths over the previous three months. Assaults have been concentrated within the nation’s north and east.

The landlocked Sahel state is within the grip of a seven-year-old armed rebellion that has claimed greater than 2,000 lives and compelled some 1.9 million individuals to flee their houses in Burkina Faso since 2015.

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