Thirteen gendarmes have been killed in an attack in Burkina Faso

2022-05-28 0 By

Xinhua News Agency Lome March 14 (reporter Tian Yun)Ouagadougou – thirteen burkina Faso gendarmerie officers were killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Namentenga province, the national Gendarmerie said in a statement on Thursday.The statement said a bus was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) near The town of Tapaco in Namentenga Province on Sunday, causing casualties.A military police detachment went to the scene of the explosion to rescue them, but when they returned from their mission, they were ambushed by unidentified gunmen.The militants were repelled and 13 gendarmes were killed in the firefight.No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.Since 2015, Burkina Faso has witnessed frequent attacks and a severe security situation.On 14 November 2021, 49 gendarmerie officers and 4 civilians were killed in an attack by unidentified armed elements on a gendarmerie detachment in The Country’s Soum province.(End) Declaration: This article copyright belongs to the original author, if there is a source error or infringement of your legitimate rights and interests, you can contact us through email, we will promptly deal with.Email address: