Bomb Explosions Kill 6 Children in Burkina Faso

Abuja (Precise Post) – An improvised explosive device that went off in northern Burkina Faso has killed at least six people , mostly children, security sources and local officials said Sunday .

The IED , which exploded as the group ’ s cart was passing late Saturday, also injured four others, they said .

Northern Burkina Faso is notorious for jihadist attacks which have killed more than 1 , 000 people there and displaced about a million more since 2015 .

The victims were “nearly all children who were returning from grazing their livestock ” , a local in Ouahigouya said . “The cart which carried some of them rolled over a mine. ”

IED attacks have multiplied since 2018 , killing nearly 200 military personnel and civilians, according to an AFP tally . Such attacks are often combined with an ambush .

Jihadist violence, which is often accompanied by inter- community strife, has killed more than 4 , 000 people in Mali , Niger and Burkina Faso , according to United Nations figures .
(AFP )

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