Ivory Coast: three soldiers killed on the border with Burkina Faso

An Ivorian soldier stands in front of the entrance to the new anti-terrorism academy, in Jacqueville, June 10, 2021. REUTERS - LUC GNAGO

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An army vehicle jumped on an improvised explosive device this Saturday, June 12.

Three soldiers were killed, according to the Chief of the General Staff of the Armies, General Lassina Doumbia.

It happened in Tehini, on the night of Saturday to Sunday, in the area where an Ivorian soldier has already died at the beginning of the week, after a jihadist attack. 


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With our correspondent in Cotonou,

Jean-Luc Aplogan

The assessment provided by the staff of Côte d'Ivoire indicates three dead and four wounded evacuated and taken care of.

For the high command what happened was a " 

complex attack


According to the version of the army, this Saturday June 12 at around 7 p.m., an army patrol was on reconnaissance when one of the personnel carriers jumped while rolling on a concealed improvised explosive device which was triggered by the passage of the troops. vehicles. 

Last Monday 

another soldier died

in Tougbo, still in the same area.

In one week, four Ivorian soldiers were killed in the northeast of the country, near the border with Burkina Faso.

A little over two months ago, on March 29 to be precise, two attacks had already targeted the Ivorian defense forces still in the north,

This Thursday, June 10, Ivorian Prime Minister Patrick Achi inaugurated in Jacqueville

the international academy for the fight against terrorism

in the presence of French Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Ivorian security officials are concerned about these repeated attacks.

They should get together " 

to at least understand what happened

 " a knowledgeable source told us.  

See also

: Ivory Coast: armed men attack a military base in northern Abidjan


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