Burkina Faso Spanish journalists David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile die in an armed attack
An attack perpetrated by suspected jihadists against a military convoy
killed 80 people, 65 civilians and 15 soldiers,
in the north of
the Burkinabe government announced in a new balance.
"According to an updated balance, 65 civilians died in this terrorist attack," Communication Minister and government spokesman
said in a statement
"A mixed convoy of civilians, elements of the
Defense and Security Forces (FDS) and Volunteers for the Defense of the Fatherland (VDP)
was the target of a terrorist attack 25 km from
(north)," the ministry announced Communication.
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
ordered a three-day national mourning starting Thursday, according to an official decree.
The town of Gorgadji is located in the Burkinabe province of
in the area known as the three borders.
shared with Mali and Niger
is one of the most affected by violence.
The attack took place "when the security forces and the VDP were on mission to ensure the safety of civilians on the way to
according to the government.
Burkina Faso, an impoverished West African country, has faced attacks from jihadist groups associated with the
groups since 2015
The attacks, combined with internal violence, have killed more than 1,500 people in recent years and caused 1.3 million people to flee their homes, according to official data.
It was precisely in this country that journalists
were assassinated last April
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