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13 juill. 2020 | 08h09 UTC

Burkina Faso: IED attack targets government official's convoy between Boudieri and Kantchari (Est region) July 12

Burkina Faso Alerte de sécurité

IED attack targets government official's convoy between Boudieri and Kantchari (Est region) on July 12; further attacks likely in medium term

TIMEFRAME expected from 13/7/2020, 12h00 until 15/7/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION East

Event

An improvised explosive device (IED) attack targeted the convoy of the President of the Superior Council of Communication, Mathias Tankoano, as it traveled between the Est region towns of Boudieri and Kantchari on Sunday, July 12. At least three soldiers were wounded following the explosion, which was reportedly followed by small arms fire from unidentified assailants. Although his vehicle was damaged, Tankoano was unharmed. Government forces launched security operations in the area following the attack.

Further security operations are likely in the area in 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). Attacks are usually attributed to Ansarul Islam and other groups affiliated with Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Advice

Those in Burkina Faso are advised to monitor developments relating to the security situation, obey local regulations (e.g. state-of-emergency orders), and remain vigilant for criminal and militant activity.

Due to severe threats of terrorism and kidnapping, those in Burkina Faso - including the capital Ouagadougou - are strongly advised to be discreet regarding personal details, particularly information concerning nationality, employment, family, etc.

 

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