In Burkina Faso, jihadists ambushed and then killed 30 people. 15 soldiers also died in this attack.
Jihadi rebels in northern Burkina Faso have killed at least 30 people, including members of the military. Aime Barthelemy Simpore, Assistant to the Defense Minister, said in a statement that on Wednesday, terrorists attacked 11 civilians, 15 soldiers and several villages outside the town of Markoye in Udalan province, near the Niger border. Killed four volunteer fighters. The army has carried out air and ground action, after which close to a dozen fighters have been killed.
The government said civilians were killed in broad daylight and four hours after securing the area, the jihadists ambushed the volunteers and killed them. At the same time, the army retaliated and killed 10 jihadis and at present the area has been secured. The army has taken control of the area by taking action at the air and ground level. An aid worker in the area told The Associated Press that a large number of people were fleeing in fear of an attack in the town of Gorom Gorome, about 40 km (25 miles) from Marcoe. People are afraid of violence here.
160 civilians killed in June
The dreaded terrorist organizations Al-Qaida and Islamic State have created a tremendous frenzy in Burkina Faso in recent years. Due to this, thousands of people have died so far and 13 lakh people have been displaced. In June, police patrols were ambushed by jihadists in the northern part of the country. 11 police officers were killed in this attack. At least 160 civilians were killed in the Sahel region earlier that month, the deadliest attack in recent years.
It is becoming difficult to deal with the increasing violence in the area.
The attack this week comes at a time when people are recovering from a painful attack in Niger, adjacent to Burkina Faso. In this attack a week ago, jihadists killed 19 people and 18 of those killed were soldiers. People monitoring the conflict said it was becoming increasingly difficult to deal with the escalating violence in the region. Heni Nasaibiya, senior researcher at the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, said international and regional efforts to combat terrorism face serious challenges in keeping jihadists away.
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