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Burkina Faso: Muslims murder at least 35 people in roadside bomb jihad attack



The jihadis control “many roads in the northern part of the country,” and “convoys escorted by soldiers are often the only safe way to travel between towns,” yet the convoy that the jihadis hit with their bomb “was escorted by the military.” Clearly the military is incapable of stopping the jihadis.

“At Least 35 Killed in Jihadist Roadside Bomb Attack,” International Christian Concern, September 6, 2022:

09/06/2022 Burkina Faso (International Christian Concern) – ICC has previously reported on the rise of jihadism in Burkina Faso that has led to an increase in violent attacks by Islamic extremists. Many roads in the northern parts of the country are now completely controlled by militants and convoys escorted by soldiers are often the only safe way to travel between towns.  

On Monday, a bomb hit a convoy of vehicles in the northern region, killing at least 35 people and wounding dozens more. The convoy was escorted by the military and was traveling between Bourzanga and Djibo towns. One of the vehicles was carrying civilians.  

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but local authorities attribute it to the radicalized Islamic rebels who are besieging the area.  

This is the fifth explosion in the province since August, according to an internal security report for aid workers that was seen by The Associated Press. Last month, a double explosion in the same area killed 15 people….

“The security situation in the country is getting worse every day, armed groups are advancing, there are attacks against the army, and the population is subject to its will” said Fr. Etienne Tandamba, a priest of the diocese of Fada N’Gourma, in an interview late last year with RECOWA-CERAO, the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa….