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UN Chief “Outraged” After Over 100 Killed In Burkina Faso Attack

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UN Chief “Outraged” After Over 100 Killed In Burkina Faso Attack

Safety forces have been deployed to safe populated areas in Burkina Faso. (Representational)

United Nations:

UN chief Antonio Guterres is “outraged” over the bloodbath of civilians in Burkina Faso’s unstable north, his spokesman mentioned Saturday, the deadliest assaults since Islamist violence erupted within the west African nation in 2015.

“The Secretary-Common is outraged by the killing, early at present, of over 100 civilians, together with seven kids, in an assault by unidentified assailants on a village within the Province of Yagha, within the Sahel Area of Burkina Faso,” Stephane Dujarric mentioned in a press release.

The nation’s authorities mentioned “terrorists,” a time period for jihadists, killed civilians of all ages and set hearth to houses and the principle market in a single day close to the borders with Mali and Niger.

An area official advised AFP dozens have been wounded.

Guterres “strongly condemns the heinous assault and underscores the pressing want for the worldwide group to redouble assist to Member States within the battle towards violent extremism and its unacceptable human toll,” Dujarric mentioned.

The United Nations expressed its “full assist to the authorities of their efforts to beat the threats to the peace, stability and unity of the nation.”

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