The attack took place overnight in the northeastern part of the territory from Friday to Saturday and was the deadliest in the country since the beginning of jihadist violence in 2015.
At about 2 am that night, Idrissa (name changed) was awakened by the rumbling of a motorcycle in Solhan, a village in northeastern Burkina Faso. Frightened, the 20-year-old took refuge in his parents’ bedroom.Outside, Kalashnikov’s gunshots and screams «Allah Akbar» resonance. Idrissa trembling in the darkness prayed that the attackers would not come to them. Three hours passed, endless. Until this deathly silence.
At dawn on Saturday, June 5th, he decided to go out and walk through the empty alleys. In front of him, terror. The smell of soot is mixed with the smell of blood. Houses and shops were burned down. About a hundred wounded were lying on the red ground, covered with bullets. Bleeding women and children.
According to the latest temporary casualties, the attack resulted in 160 deaths, which was the deadliest attack in Burkina Faso on record since the beginning of the jihadist attack in 2015.Among the victims “About twenty kids”, Designate local elected officials quoted by AFP.of “Large-scale operation” Sunday continues “Find and destroy terrorists”The attack has not yet been confirmed.
On Saturday, Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore condemned “Brutal Attack” And ordered the country to mourn for 72 hours.United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “anger”, highlight “The international community urgently needs to strengthen its support for one of its members to combat extremist violence”The head of French diplomacy, Jean-Yves Le Drian, announced on his Twitter account on Sunday, ” this week” Express in Burkina Faso “France is united again”.
In this poor Sahelian country, which has long been considered the pinnacle of stability, the firepower of jihadists and distrust among communities have spread, just like in neighboring Mali. In six years, violence has caused thousands of deaths there. Especially in the area close to the border between Mali and Niger, the area to which Sol Khan belongs is located in the province of Jakarta.