10 Burkina Faso Soldiers Killed, 50 Wounded in Army Base Attack

Burkina Faso soldiers are seen deployed in Ouagadougou on Sept. 30, 2022. AFP

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso — At least 10 Burkina Faso soldiers died and around 50 were wounded Monday in an assault in the northern city of Djibo, the army said.

The “terrorist attack” hit the 14th regiment at a base in Djibo, which has been under a jihadi blockade for three months, the army said.

“The preliminary toll is 10 soldiers fallen during fighting and about 50 injured and being treated,” the statement said.

“On the enemy side, at least 18 bodies of terrorists have been counted during mopping-up operations which are still underway.”

Air support had been called in to back up the operations.

A security source told AFP the pre-dawn raiders had fired shells at the Djibo barracks.

“Other strategic installations in the town were also targeted,” the source added.

Djibo’s population of some 30,000 has been cut off for three months with jihadis controlling the main roads after blowing up bridges.

An attack on a supply convoy heading for Djibo September 26 left 37 dead — 27 of them were soldiers. Seventy truck drivers are still missing.g, ‘Oh, my God! I need to post. What should I come up with?

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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