10 dead in ‘terrorist attack’ in Burkina Faso.
Ten people were killed Sunday in northern Burkina Faso in a “terrorist attack”, according to a security source and a local elected official.
“Around 10 armed individuals in the morning carried out a terrorist attack in the village of Sikire,” which left “10 dead and two seriously wounded,” a security source told AFP.
Sikire is in the Sahel region and is frequently a target of jihadist attacks.
According to a local official in Arbinda, about 20 kilometres away, contacted by phone from Ouagadougou, “the assailants armed with Kalashnikovs made several tours of the village opening fire on the inhabitants.”
“They ransacked and set fire to shops and other businesses and took motorbikes,” added the official who requested anonymity.