Burkina Faso Troops Kill 11 Jihadists, Destroy 3 Bases
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Tue 22nd June 2021 | 01:50 AM
Ouagadougou, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Jun, 2021 ) :Burkina Faso soldiers killed 11 jihadists and destroyed three "terrorist" bases last week in security operations after the deadliest massacre in the country's six-year jihadist insurgency, the army said Monday.
It said three bases were destroyed in Nokortougou, Ouro Seni, and Bouraignima, 11 jihadists killed and arms, ammunition, motorcycles and communication equipment recovered.
It said three improvised explosive devices were also discovered and destroyed last week.
More than 7,000 people have fled northern Burkina Faso after the attack on the village of Solhan in early June left at least 132 people dead, according to the government. Local sources put the death toll at 160.
The Sahel country has been hit by increasingly brutal attacks in recent years by groups affiliated with the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda.