Burkina Faso: more than 30 civilians killed in a vehicle attack

Burkina Faso: more than 30 civilians killed in a vehicle attack

At least 35 civilians were killed and 37 injured in northern Burkina Faso on Monday when a vehicle in a convoy hit an improvised explosive device (IED), the interim government said in a statement.

The escorted supply convoy heading to the capital, Ouagadougou, hit the IED between the northern towns of Djibo and Bourzanga, an area where Islamist militants have escalated attacks on villages, police and military outposts since 2015.

Insecurity has risen across West Africa’s Sahel over the past decade as terrorist groups gained ground, killing thousands and displacing over a million people despite the presence of foreign troops and United Nations peacekeepers.

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