Twin blasts kill 15 Burkina Faso troops...

Twin blasts kill 15 Burkina Faso troops

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:34 PM, 10 August 2022   Updated: 02:45 PM, 10 August 2022

Governor of Bam province holding a press conference after the incident of twin blasts that kill 15 people including army personnel in Burkina Faso; Photo: Collected

Governor of Bam province holding a press conference after the incident of twin blasts that kill 15 people including army personnel in Burkina Faso; Photo: Collected

A car bomb exploded in the northern part of Burkina Faso, South Africa. At that time, another vehicle that came to aid was also hit by an explosion. At least 15 soldiers were killed in this.

The explosions took place on Tuesday on a rural road in Bam province, in the north-central region of Burkina Faso, according to a report by the news agency Reuters, citing a statement by the country’s army. 

The Islamic revolutionaries regularly attacked the army members and local civilians in that area. Since 2015, it has been alleged that al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS) have a link with these revolutionaries.

The second bomb exploded when the army gathered to conduct rescue and security operations, causing “many casualties,” an army statement said.

However, no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. The statement said “the investigation is ongoing to find those involved in the incident”.

In a separate statement, the governor of the region said on Tuesday that the bombing was carried out on the army within 24 hours after “five civilians and five home guards were killed” in an attack by “unidentified miscreants” in the northern part of our region.

Earlier, four soldiers and nine home guards were killed by the revolutionaries in an ambush in Bam province last week. 

After the ousting of the President of Burkina Faso in January this year, the army officials expressed their anger at the increasing attacks of the revolutionaries. The violence of the miscreants is still a concern, even though the army is said to have “beefed up security”.

More than 1.8 million people in Burkina Faso have been displaced by the violence of the Islamic revolutionaries, and thousands have been killed in the Sahel region of South Africa.

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