15 killed in two terrorist attacks on Burkina villages

Mon 24 Jun 2019 at 19:12 International

NNA - Two attacks by "armed terrorists" on villages in northern Burkina Faso left 15 people dead, the country's Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said on Monday.


The gunmen attacked the villages of Sagho and Toekodogo, in the Barsalogho district, on Saturday, Sy said in a statement, describing them as members of "armed terrorist groups".


"These attacks unfortunately caused the death of 15 people, 13 of them in Sagho and two in Toekodogo," he said. The attackers also set fire to three shops and around 10 motorcycles.


Once alerted, soldiers and members of the security forces were deployed who put the assailants to flight, Sy added.


Last Tuesday, a militant attack in Belehede, in the northern province of Soum, claimed 17 lives.--AFP


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