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Terrorist attack in northern Burkina Faso, at least 36 people were killed

Burkina Faso security forces investigated the scene of an attack in Ouagadougou. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

Communications Minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said the Burkina Faso government expressed indignation after the terrorist attack, and urged people to strengthen cooperation with the defense and security forces to deal with the Terrorist activities are happening regularly against civilians.

On the same day, the Burkina Faso Parliament passed a law allowing the selection of local volunteers and equipping them with light weapons to participate in the fight against jihadists.

Burkina Faso, along with neighboring Mali and Niger, regularly faces jihadist attacks, which have killed hundreds since the beginning of 2015 – when extremist Islamic violence began to spread. throughout the Sahel region. According to the United Nations (UN), about 4,000 people were killed in jihadist attacks in these three countries in 2019.

The Burkina Faso army has not been adequately equipped and trained to deal with threats from jihadists in the country. However, recently, the country’s security forces have achieved certain success by declaring the destruction of hundreds of jihadists in many campaigns.

An estimated 4,500 French soldiers from Barkhane have been deployed in the Sahel region and 13,000 members of the UN peacekeeping force in Mali to support the G5-Sahel army (including CH Chad, Burkina Faso). , Mali, Mauritania and Niger) dealing with extremist activities.

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