Burkina Faso: Attack against customs checkpoint in Nohao, customs officers and Spanish priest killed
Around 17h local time, presumed militants attacked a customs checkpoint in
Four customs officers were killed in the attack and three vehicles burned. Koglweogo militiamen arriving at the site were told by the militants to make a “u-turn” and not to meddle in their
In connection to the events in
The organization CERFI planned to hold an Islamic conference on Sunday in Bittou, the event was postponed as a result of the attack.
The Burkinabe air force carried out an erroneous airstrike on January 30 against the village of
Yesterday, two Burkinabe soldiers were killed and six others wounded after being dispatched to the site of a corpse dressed in military uniform between Djibo and Mentao in the country’s north. The body was booby-trapped and detonated when the team handled the corpse in order to move it from the area. The incident is the first of its kind, although militants frequently use IEDs, mines, and explosives when conducting attacks and blowing up security and educational facilities.