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Militant attack 'kills 17' in northern Burkina Faso

Thursday 20/June/2019 - 11:10 AM
Burkina Faso soldiers
Burkina Faso soldiers
Translated and Edited by Hassnein Tayea
The authorities in Burkina Faso said Thursday that militants have killed 17 people in a village in the north of the country.

Defense Minister Cheriff Sy said an "armed terrorist group" carried out the assault on Wednesday night in the district of Tongomayel، said a BBC News report.

He said a massive military operation was under way to secure the area.

There have been numerous recent attacks in northern Burkina Faso carried out by jihadists.

There have also been ethnic clashes. Earlier this month، 19 villagers were killed in the neighbouring district of Arbinda.

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