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Burkina Faso: Death toll rises to 53 in jihad massacre of military police



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“Death Toll From Burkina Faso Attack Rises to 53,” by Henry Wilkins, VOA News, November 17, 2021:

The death toll from Sunday’s attack by militants on Burkina Faso military police has risen to 53. The attack is the deadliest on security forces during Burkina Faso’s six-year-long battle with Islamist militants.

Burkina Faso’s communications minister said Thursday that 49 military police and four civilians were killed in the attack on a military police base in the north.

A security source told VOA Thursday morning that the death toll is likely to rise further.

The attack was the deadliest for the country’s security forces since the battle between the government and armed groups linked to Islamic State, al-Qaida and local bandits began six years ago.

The event has caused a public outcry and small protests, with about 300 people taking to the streets of Ouagadougou on Tuesday.

Adama Tiendrebeogo was among the protesters.

“Politically, we say that President [Roch] Kabore has failed in his responsibilities. He took an oath to protect the Burkinabé people who he has failed, so we think he has to leave,” he said.

Asked what the mood was among those who had joined the protest, he said that people think it’s a pity that for six years the country has been at war, and that we are still fighting.

“So, there are no solutions, there is no hope, no prospects, the Burkinabé people feel abandoned by their captain,” Tiendrebeogo added….

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