Gunmen attack gendarmerie post in northern Burkina Faso


Unknown gunmen on Sunday night attacked a gendarmerie post in Oursi, about 350 km north of Ouagadougou, leaving two people injured, a security source said Monday.

GunmenThe source said the assailants later attacked the home of the unit commander.

“It is there where a gendarme in charge of security of the home and a daughter of the commander were injured,” the source said.

In July, Burkina Faso’s army chief, Gen. Pingrenoma Zagre warned that “a jihadist threat on Burkina Faso had become a reality.”

This was after heavily armed men attacked a manganese mine in Tambao, before abducting a Romanian national in charge of security at the site.

Towards the end of June, Deou customs post in northern Burkina Faso was equally attacked by gunmen, leaving a number of people injured. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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