Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts of West Africa, Burkinabe Security Minister Maxime Kone said on Tuesday. Over 5,700 troops were deployed in the borderlands between Burkina Faso and the other three countries under a security cooperation… Read More Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

Death toll from Burkina Faso military outpost attack rises to 32

At least 32 people, including 28 military police officers and four civilians, were killed in an attack on a gendarmerie post in northern Burkina Faso, the government said on Monday, raising its earlier death toll of 20. The government’s statement said the toll was provisional as of Monday afternoon. The attack is the deadliest suffered… Read More Death toll from Burkina Faso military outpost attack rises to 32

Twenty dead following insurgent attack on military outpost in northern Burkina Faso

An attack by insurgents killed 19 Burkina Faso military police and a civilian on Sunday in the tri-border northern region where the West African nation is battling Islamist militants, Security Minister Maxime Kone said. Kone said the toll was provisional. “This morning a detachment of the gendarmerie suffered a cowardly and barbaric attack. They held… Read More Twenty dead following insurgent attack on military outpost in northern Burkina Faso

Seven dead, five injured as armed men attack security officials in northern Burkina Faso

Unidentified assailants killed seven police officers and wounded five more in northern Burkina Faso on Friday morning, the government said in a statement. The officers were attacked while on a security mission near Alkoma, between the towns of Dori and Essakane in the far-north Sahel region, the statement said. Islamist militant groups with links to… Read More Seven dead, five injured as armed men attack security officials in northern Burkina Faso

Five policemen killed as armed men attack security forces in northern Burkina Faso

Unidentified armed men killed five police officers in an attack on security forces in northern Burkina Faso in the early hours of Sunday, in which around 15 of the attackers died, the security ministry said in a statement. The incident occurred in Sourou province in the borderlands near Mali, where Islamist groups with links to… Read More Five policemen killed as armed men attack security forces in northern Burkina Faso

Several missing following attack on convoy of Canadian mining company Iamgold in northern Burkina Faso

Several people are missing after a convoy belonging to Canadian mining company Iamgold was attacked in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, two security sources said. The vehicles carrying Iamgold employees came under attack on the road between Dori and Essakane, where the company has its biggest operating mine. Another Iamgold convoy was attacked on its… Read More Several missing following attack on convoy of Canadian mining company Iamgold in northern Burkina Faso

Fourteen soldiers dead, seven injured following attack on military post in northern Burkina Faso

A large group of heavily armed militants killed 14 Burkina Faso soldiers and injured seven others in a dawn attack in the north on Monday, the government said in a statement. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the military detachment, which took place near the town of Yirgou, in the center-north Sanmatenga… Read More Fourteen soldiers dead, seven injured following attack on military post in northern Burkina Faso

Eleven dead, four missing as armed men ambush police unit in northern Burkina Faso

Eleven police officers were killed and four are missing after their unit was ambushed in northern Burkina Faso late on Monday, the country’s security minister said on Tuesday. The ambush occurred while the unit was on a relief mission to the town of Yirgou, which has been hit by recent violence, Security Minister Ousseini Compaore… Read More Eleven dead, four missing as armed men ambush police unit in northern Burkina Faso