Burkina Faso has become prone to violence since armed Islamic groups spread towards through the Mali borders and now at least 29 people reportedly died in twin terrorist attacks.
The assailants targeted a food convoy and a transport truck in two separate attacks. At least 14 civilians died in food convoy attack while 25 killed and 6 injured after an Improvised Explosive Device hit a truck.
Both terrorist attacks occurred in Sanmatenga province, lies north of Burkina Faso. Local sources said that food truck traders have three-wheeler vans to provide stuff for displaced people. Regional heads also met in Ouagadougou to discuss the latest security situation in the region.
Burkina Faso is a previous French colony and also one of the poorest nations in the world. It is struggling to defeat an Islamist insurgency for four years but in vain. The government declared a state of emergency at the end of 2018 following serious attacks from the Islamist groups but the revolt spread from north to east. In another attack on a military base in northern Burkina Faso, 24 people lost their lives.
Terrorist targeted the capital city three times like March 2018 jihadist attack on military head offices wherein 8 people killed.
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