Death toll in Burkina Faso rises to 160

Death toll in Burkina Faso rises to 160

According to the news of Burkina Faso news agency AIB, on the night of Friday to Saturday, terrorists who came to the village of Yaghga in the northern Sahel region began to open fire on the surrounding and on the villagers.

The attackers also set fire to the houses and market place of the local people.

160 civilians lost their lives in the attack.

It is feared that the death toll will rise due to the high number of seriously injured.

In the country, which was declared three days of national mourning starting from Saturday, many international organizations also condemned the attack.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the attack, which he described as “despicable”, and called for the international community to increase its support for states fighting terrorism in the region.

In the statement made by the European Union, it was stated that this “barbaric” attack was condemned more strongly than ever, and its support for Burkina Faso’s fight against terrorism was repeated.


Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara also condemned the attack and gave a message of solidarity with the people of Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso is frequently the target of terrorist attacks organized by groups affiliated with al-Qaeda operating in the Sahel region.

According to United Nations data, 1.1 million people had to displace within the country due to attacks targeting civilians and soldiers.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attack in Yagha, Burkina Faso, in which more than 100 people died.

In a statement, the ministry said, “It has been learned with sadness that more than 100 people lost their lives as a result of the attacks that took place on June 5 by unidentified gunmen in a village (Solhan) in the Yagha province of Burkina Faso. We strongly condemn this heinous attack. and our sincere condolences to the brotherly people and Government of Burkina Faso.

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