At least 35 civilians killed in Burkina Faso by an explosive device explosion
At least 35 civilians were killed and 37 others were wounded in northern Burkina Faso yesterday, when a homemade explosive device exploded as a supply convoy was passing, according to what the government of the country mired in jihadist violence announced.
The governor of the Sahel region, where the attack took place, said in a statement that the convoy was passing on the road between the cities of Djibo and Borzanga, and “one of the vehicles in the aforementioned convoy was carrying civilians and exploded when it was passing over a homemade explosive device. Local and international) are 35 dead and 37 wounded, all of them civilians."
These convoys, escorted by the army, provide supplies to cities in the north of the country that are besieged by armed jihadist groups.
The statement added that the explosion occurred when the convoy was on its way from the north of the country to the capital, Ouagadougou.
According to the statement, "the guards quickly secured the perimeter and took measures to provide assistance to the victims. The wounded were cared for and difficult cases were transferred to appropriate facilities."
For his part, a security source said that "the supply convoy was made up of civilian drivers and merchants."
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