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  • Updated: January 31, 2023

Jihadists Invade Burkina Faso, Kill 13

Jihadists Invade Burkina Faso, Kill 13

Jihadists Invade Burkina Faso, Kill 13 including a civilian.

Suspected Jihadists have killed 13 people, most of them from the military, in the latest attack in Burkina Faso’s restive north, the army said on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. 

The army announced in a statement that ten military police officers, two members of an auxiliary force assisting the army, and a civilian were killed in a "terrorist attack on Monday" in the village of Falangoutou.

According to the army, ten other military police officers were killed in the attack, and another five were injured.

Burkina Faso is one of Africa's poorest and most volatile countries.

Since Islamists started an uprising from neighbouring Mali in 2015, thousands of military, police, and civilians have been slain, and almost two million people have left their homes.

More than a third of the nation is out of government control, and army dissatisfaction with the increasing toll provoked two coups last year.

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