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14 août 2019 | 18h41 UTC

Burkina Faso: IED detonation kills at least four soldiers in Sourou province August 13

Burkina Faso Alerte de sécurité

Improvised explosive device (IED) detonation kills at least four soldiers in Sourou province August 13; similar attacks possible in the area over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 14/8/2019, 12h00 until 16/8/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION Sourou

Event

An improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly detonated on the Toéni-Loroni road (Sourou province) around 19:00 (local time) on Tuesday, August 13, killing at least four soldiers and wounding two others.

Similar attacks are to be expected in Sourou province over the near term.

Context

Terrorism has become an increasingly severe security threat in Burkina Faso since 2015. Educational institutions, local government officials, and security forces are specifically targeted. Initially concentrated in the Sahel region, attacks have spread to other regions, including eastern Burkina Faso (Est region), which is also known for high crime rates. Attacks are typically attributed to Ansarul Islam and other groups affiliated with Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Advice

Individuals in Burkina Faso are advised to monitor developments to the security situation in the country and remain vigilant for criminal and militant activity.

Due to the severe threats of terrorism and kidnapping, individuals present in Burkina Faso - including the capital Ouagadougou - are strongly advised to be discreet regarding personal details, particularly information concerning nationality, employment, family, etc. Individuals are also advised to avoid public events and places frequented by Westerners, to remain vigilant at all times, and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.

 

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