a series of attacks kill around 40 people in one

A series of attacks targeted the volunteers for the defense of the motherland, the aid organizations of the armed forces and civilians at the end of the week. About 40 people were killed in the Sahel and eastern regions of Burkina Faso.

as reported from Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani

It was the Sahel region that registered the deadliest attack. It was aimed at the population of the municipality of Guessel, southwest of Essakane. Eight members of volunteers for the defense of the motherland, the civilian aid organizations of the armed forcesand about twenty inhabitants were killed by armed men.

Another attack was on Homeland Defense Volunteers in Salmossi, on a road leading to Markoye. Five aides and one civilian were killed.

In the eastern region, a convoy of civilians, escorted by volunteers, became the target of armed men. These civilians were going to the town of Namouyouri to look for food, according to survivors. The population is no longer supported and food is lacking, a security source explains.

“Residents went to pick mangoes in an orchard in the village of Namouyouri, 11 kilometers from Tambarga, to support themselves,” said one resident. The injured were taken in for treatment at the regional hospital in Fada N’Gourma.

According to a security source, this series is a form of pressure on Volunteers for Homeland Defense, who have returned to service alongside the armed forces after a period of uncertainty.

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