B/Faso: Fresh attack targets supply convoy

APA - Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Suspected jihadists have carried out an attack against a supply convoy bound for the town of Djibo in Burkina Faso.

The insurgents have made their presence felt again in the north of the country, attacking a supply convoy of some 60 vehicles headed for the town located in the Soum province.

The ambush, which was attributed to the Groupe de soutien à l’Islam et aux musulmans (GSIM) linked to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), took place near the town of Gaskinde.

According to security sources those killed include ten soldiers who were escorting the convoy, which consisted of several trucks carrying food supplies for populations in the north of the country.

The General Staff of the Army has not yet commented on this incident that further isolates the town of Djibo, which has been under jihadist blockade for several months.

On September 5, a convoy traveling from the same town to the capital of Burkina Faso struck an improvised explosive device (IED). 

35 civilians were killed and 37 injured.

At the United Nations General Assembly, the president of the transitional government of Burkina Faso, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who toppled Roch Marc Christian Kabore from power on January 24, called on the international community to help n the fight against jihadist groups.


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