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At least 50 dead in 48 hours in attacks in Burkina Faso

At least 50 people have been killed in 48 hours in three attacks in the north and east of Burkina Faso attributed to the armed gangs, according to official sources.

The government spokesman announced at least 50 dead in 48 hours in three attacks in the north and east of Burkina Faso.

According to Remy Fulgance Dandjinou, two attacks attributed to armed men targeted markets, and another attacked a humanitarian convoy.

He reports that on May 30 alone, the insurgents killed at least 35 people in the north and east center of the country.

At least 50 dead in 48 hours in attacks in Burkina Faso

The first attack targeted a cattle market in Kompiembiga in eastern Burkina, said a statement released on Sunday. Armed men who arrived on motorcycles opened fire in the open cattle market.

The provisional assessment, according to officials, is 25 dead and several injured, but local sources speak of a more massive assessment.

The second attack was perpetrated against a humanitarian convoy escorted by gendarmes on the Foubé-Barsalogho axis. The caravan was back from a mission to supply the food to the poor.

Seven gendarmes and 05 civilians were killed, and twenty wounded evacuated in the health centers specifies the government spokesperson.

On May 29, 15 traders were killed on the Titao-Sollé axis. Also, in this attack, their convoy returning from the Titao market was the target of an attack by unidentified armed men.

Burkinabè authorities said on Sunday that they had deployed reinforcements for sweeping after these attacks, which continue to mourn the Burkinabè families.

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