The rise of Islamist militancy in Burkina Faso

News Today 16.07.2022

At least 34 people were killed in two attacks launched by suspected Islamist militants in the west African country of Burkina Faso, reports showed on July 4. In the northwest of the country, 22 people, including children, were reportedly killed earlier in the Kossi province while 12 people died in northern Burkina Faso’s Yatena province on Saturday. This came after a deadly attack in mid-June when gunmen killed more than 79 people in the northern Burkina Faso town of Seytenga, though multiple estimates pegged the death toll at over 100. (Read More)


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