AFP: 10 killed in an attack on a military site in Burkina Faso

AFP: 10 killed in an attack on a military site in Burkina Faso  10 people, including five soldiers, were killed in an armed attack on a military unit in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, AFP reported.  The agency quoted a security source as saying that armed terrorist groups targeted at dawn today the Gaskendi military unit in the Som region, leaving ten dead, including five soldiers, explaining that the rest of the victims were civilians.  For his part, a local source confirmed to the agency that four civilians were killed as a result of the attack.  The security source indicated that the attack resulted in the injury of a number of soldiers and tangible material damage.  Extremist Islamist groups linked to ISIS and Al-Qaeda carry out attacks from time to time in northern and eastern Burkina Faso, the total number of which has exceeded the threshold of two thousand people since 2015, and about two million others have been forced to leave their homes.  The new attack follows an incident in which 12 soldiers and four civilians were killed in Burkina Faso on April 8.  The Burkina Faso army has used citizens' anger over the government's handling of extremist groups to legitimize the coup during which the military overthrew President Roch Marc Christian Kabore last January.  The new leader, Paul-Henri Sanogo Damiba, pledged to prioritize controlling the security situation, but this situation remains fragile, with more than 100 people killed in a series of attacks in the African country during the past few weeks.  Source: "France Brush"

10 people, including five soldiers, were killed in an armed attack on a military unit in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, AFP reported.

The agency quoted a security source as saying that armed terrorist groups targeted at dawn today the Gaskendi military unit in the Som region, leaving ten dead, including five soldiers, explaining that the rest of the victims were civilians.

For his part, a local source confirmed to the agency that four civilians were killed as a result of the attack.

The security source indicated that the attack resulted in the injury of a number of soldiers and tangible material damage.

Extremist Islamist groups linked to ISIS and Al-Qaeda carry out attacks from time to time in northern and eastern Burkina Faso, the total number of which has exceeded the threshold of two thousand people since 2015, and about two million others have been forced to leave their homes.

The new attack follows an incident in which 12 soldiers and four civilians were killed in Burkina Faso on April 8.

The Burkina Faso army has used citizens' anger over the government's handling of extremist groups to legitimize the coup during which the military overthrew President Roch Marc Christian Kabore last January.

The new leader, Paul-Henri Sanogo Damiba, pledged to prioritize controlling the security situation, but this situation remains fragile, with more than 100 people killed in a series of attacks in the African country during the past few weeks.

Source: "France Brush"
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