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Burkina Faso: 170 People ‘Executed’ In Attacks In Three Villages

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A public prosecutor has stated that some 170 people, including women and children, were “executed” in attacks on three villages in Burkina Faso.

Witnesses were urged by Aly Benjamin Coulibaly to assist in identifying the attackers of Komsilga, Nordin, and Soro. Separately, the army issued a warning about the heightened possibility of Islamist strikes, “including attacks on urban centres”.

Although the army of the nation took control in 2022, rebels still have authority over more than one-third of Burkina Faso. According to Coulibaly, on February 25, he began looking into the village attacks in the region of Yatenga.

Among the dead were dozens of women and children, according to the AFP news agency.

Which group was responsible for the attacks was unknown.

They are not thought to be connected to other recent acts of violence that have occurred across the nation, including attacks on army bases, churches, and mosques.

The head of the nation’s army issued a warning to soldiers on Friday to exercise caution since there is a greater chance of terrorist suicide strikes. In addition, he claimed, there were “fears of a series of large-scale attacks” on urban security personnel.

According to humanitarian workers, Burkina Faso is one of the most overlooked crises in the world.

Over two million people have been pushed from their homes due to years of widespread insecurity, and according to UN estimates, 25% of children under five have stunted growth as a result of starvation.

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