Eleven killed in Burkina Faso ambushes-Xinhua

Eleven killed in Burkina Faso ambushes

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-05-06 19:44:01

OUAGADOUGOU, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Eleven people were killed in two separate terrorist attacks Thursday in the North and the Center-North of Burkina Faso, said the army in a statement Friday.

A patrol from the military detachment of Solle was ambushed Thursday near Solle in the province of Loroum, the North Region, and two soldiers and four army auxiliaries were killed. On the same day, members of the gendarmerie in operation in Ouanobe in the province of Sanmatenga, the Center-North Region, were attacked by terrorists, and five gendarmes were killed and nine more injured, according to the statement.

The army disclosed that about twenty bodies of terrorists were found during security operations. Weapons, ammunition, transport and communication equipment were also destroyed or seized.

Security in Burkina Faso has worsened since 2015, with terrorist attacks killing more than 1,000 people and displacing more than 1 million others in the West African nation.