One hundred people were killed in a militant attack in West Africa

Militants staged an attack in the north of Burkina Faso in West Africa. More than a hundred people were killed. This is reported by Reuters.

The government noted that this is the largest attack in the last five years. The victims of the militants were residents of a village in the province of Yaga. It is assumed that the attack was organized by jihadists.

The country declared mourning for the victims.

In April, two Spanish journalists reported missing died in Burkina Faso. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain Arancha Gonzalez Laya. It was noted that the Spaniards arrived in the country to shoot a documentary.

Burkina Faso is facing a serious security crisis; as terrorist groups linked to Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State operate on its territory. They carry out attacks on the army and civilians, despite security assistance from France and the UN. The militants often take hostages, including foreign citizens. The situation in the region has caused a global displacement of residents, forced them to flee to more prosperous territories.

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Author: Steve Cowan
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