Dozens Killed In Burkina Faso Attacks

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Updated May 16, 2022
Burkina Faso’s armed forces, pictured during training, have carried out security sweeps in an attempt to stem jihadist violence.  Issouf Sanogo/AFP


Around 40 people, many of them civilian volunteers with the army, have been killed in jihadist attacks in northern and eastern Burkina Faso, local sources and security officials said on Monday.

In the northern region of Sahel on Saturday, around 25 people were killed, including 13 members of the VDP volunteer force, while in the southeast, about 15 civilians were killed when their convoy was attacked while it was under escort, the sources said.