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07 Oct 2020 | 08:24 PM UTC

Burkina Faso: Gunmen kill dozens in Centre-Nord region on October 4

Burkina Faso News Alert

Unidentified gunmen kill at least 25 in Pissila (Centre-Nord region) on October 4; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION Burkina

Event

Unidentified gunmen killed at least 25 people and wounded a number of others during an attack near the city of Pissila in the Centre-Nord region on the night of Sunday, October 4. Assailants targeted those returning to the city, separating the men and women and then executing the former. Security forces have since been deployed to the area following the attack. No group has currently claimed responsibility for the incident.

Further attacks are possible in the region over the near term.

Advice

Those in Burkina Faso are advised to monitor developments and associated emergency measures (e.g. curfews, state of emergency orders) and remain vigilant for criminal and militant activity.

 

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