Burkina Faso: Forty-seven dead including 30 civilians in a new attack

At least 47 people were killed Wednesday when a convoy of soldiers and civilians was targeted by gunmen in the north of the country, a government source said.
The convoy was composed of civilians, elements of the Defense and Security Forces (FDS) and Volunteers for the Defense of the Fatherland (VDP), army auxiliaries, according to our source. “The attack occurred near Gorgadji while the FDS and the VDP were on a mission to secure civilians leaving for Arbinda,” the source said. “The attack occurred at the height of Gorgadji while the SDF and the VDP were on a mission to secure civilians leaving for Arbinda,” said the source.
“During the response, the SDF and VDP killed 58 terrorists and many others were wounded and fled,” said our source, adding that “however, during the fighting, 30 civilians were killed and 19 people wounded, 14 elements of the defense forces and 03 volunteers for the defense of the Party lost their lives.

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