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A jihadist bomb attack killed at least 35 people in Burkina Faso

ICC has previously reported on the rise of jihadism in Burkina Faso which has led to an increase in attacks by Islamic extremists.


On Monday, a bomb hit a convoy of vehicles in the northern region, killing at least 35 people and wounding dozens more. The convoy was escorted by the military and was traveling between Bourzanga and Djibo towns. One of the vehicles was carrying civilians.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but local authorities attribute it to the radicalized Islamic rebels who are besieging the area.

This is the fifth explosion in the province since August, according to an internal security report for aid workers that was seen by The Associated Press. Last month, a double explosion in the same area killed 15 people.

“The security situation in the country is getting worse every day, armed groups are advancing, there are attacks against the army, and the population is subject to its will” Fr. Etienne Tandamba, a priest of the diocese of Fada N’Gourma, explained in an interview late last year with the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa.


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