35 killed in bomb attack in Burkina Faso

A convoy of vehicles has been bombed in the northern part of the West African country of Burkina Faso. At least 35 civilians were killed in the attack on Jibo-Bourjanga road. Dozens of other people were injured. This information has been reported in the BBC report citing the country’s government officials.
Some armed rebel groups are active in northern Burkina Faso. These groups often target the positions of the security forces. The convoy that was bombed was being escorted by the army to deliver military equipment to various cities. Rebels have severed communications in these cities.

Burkina Faso’s military seized power last January. Since then, attacks by armed groups and civilian casualties have increased.

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2015, the activities of these armed groups began to increase from the border country of Mali to Burkina Faso. According to the BBC, more than 2,000 civilians have been killed in armed attacks since then. Another 19 lakh were forced to leave their homes.