Attackers kill 100 civilians in Burkina Faso village raid
Government says homes and a market burned to the ground in overnight attack on the village of Solhan in Yagha province.
Armed assailants have killed about 100 civilians in an overnight attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso, the government said, in what is the deadliest assault to hit the conflict-hit country in years.
The attackers struck during the night on Friday, killing residents of the village of Solhan in Yagha province bordering Niger, spokesman Ousseni Tamboura said in a statement on Saturday. The local market and several homes were also burned down in the area towards the border of Niger, he added.
The statement described the attackers as “terrorists” and said their “crimes will not go unpunished”. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.