Burkina Faso: Several killed in suspected jihadist attack

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“Between 12 and 14 people were killed last week in northern Burkina Faso, a region that has been battered by jihadist insurgents, local inhabitants said Monday. ‘A group of terrorists’ on Thursday attacked the village of Aorema, near the town of Ouahigouya, one of the locals told AFP. The attack was confirmed by a security source, who did not give a toll. ‘The attackers opened fire on a group of young people’ sitting at an informal restaurant, one inhabitant said. … The source said that ‘the terrorists’ had previously made incursions into the village and warned youngsters not to gather at the restaurant.” (03/06/23)