At least 29 civilians were killed during two terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso over the weekend, the government announced on Monday. The West African country has experienced a series of terrorist attacks that killed over 500 people and displaced another 280,000 since 2015.
OUAGADOUGOU, Sept. 9 ( Xinhua) -- At least 29 civilians were killed over two terrorist attacks on Sunday in the northern region of Burkina Faso, according to a government release.
A transport truck hit an explosive device claiming the lives of 15 civilians and injuring 6 others in the Sanmatenga Province, central north region, the government said in a release that reached Xinhua on Monday.
On the other hand, 14 civilians were killed over an attack on a goods convoy on the Dablo-Kelbo road axis, northern region, it said.
Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been facing a series of terrorist attacks that caused over 500 deaths and 280,000 displaced people.
On Sept. 5, six people were killed as gunmen ambushed armed forces patrol in northern Soum province.
Nearly a month earlier, on August 19, 24 armed forces were killed over an attack on army detachment in northern Burkina Faso.