Violence in Burkina Faso
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Not Less than 30 people have been shot to dead in eastern Burkina Faso in a gun attack on a cattle market, reports say.
Bandits on motorbikes shot into the crowded market in Kompienga town around lunchtime, eyewitnesses and residents said.
It is not clear who was at the back of the attack, but Burkina Faso has seen a late sharp rise in jihadist violence and inter-communal disputes.
The uncompromising brutality has pushed hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.
Local media earlier confirmed 20 killed, while quoting sources as saying the number of deaths could be considerably higher. AFP news agency quoted local residents as saying not less than 30 died.
On Friday at least 15 people died when suspected Islamist militants shot on a convoy of traders in the north, near the border with Mali.
The government announces the “terrorists”, as culpable, a phrase usually used to describe al-Qaeda and Islamic State-linked jihadists Burkina Faso has been dealing with in recent years.
Not withstanding, infrequent government declaration of success against the Islamist militants, the insecurity in the north and east of Burkina Faso has exotically risen.
‘Jihadists have often targeted schools, forcing about 300,000 children out of education.’