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15 Oct 2020 | 11:10 PM UTC

Burkina Faso: Gunmen kill dozens in Nord region on October 14

Burkina Faso News Alert

Gunmen kill dozens in Demniol, Bombofa, Peteguerse (Nord region) October on 14; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/20/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION Nord region

Event

Unidentified gunmen killed at least 24 people and wounded a number of others during an attack in the villages of Demniol, Bombofa, and Peteguerse (Nord region) on Wednesday, October 14. The Communication Ministry confirmed the incident, noting that it happened ten days after gunmen killed 25 displaced people near the town of Pissila, 87 miles (140 kilometers) to the southeast. An investigation into the incident has been promised by the government. 

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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