Burkina Faso : 15 combatants including 13 soldiers and 02 VDP killed in Kikideni ( Army)

This Saturday, October 29, 2022, a unit from the Natiaboani military detachment and a group of VDPs, returning from a supply mission in Fada, were attacked by a group of terrorists near the locality of Kikideni (province of Gourma, region of the orists at high

The fighting unfortunately cost the lives of 15 combatants, including 13 soldiers and 2 VDPs. There are also 04 wounded (03 soldiers and 01 VDP) and 11 people still wanted.

The deployed reinforcements are currently carrying out search and search operations in the area.

The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces presents his condolences to the relatives of the disappeared who have fallen while trying to bring peace to the valiant populations of the East. He wishes a speedy recovery to the wounded and calls on all the forces to continue the mobilization for the reconquest of the national territory.

Thirteen soldiers were killed, Saturday, in an ambush by suspected jihadists in the east of the country, and a security source indicated that “a unit of the Defense and Security Forces that connects Vdanjurma to the eastern region was ambushed.” The same source added that “13 soldiers were killed and four wounded,” adding that “a number of jihadists have been neutralized.”

Another security source confirmed the attack and the results, explaining that it targeted a “relief team from the Natyabouni detachment.” “Reinforcements have been deployed to secure the area and conduct operations,” she added.

This attack comes shortly after Monday’s attack in Djibo, a large city in northern Burkina Faso, under a three-month jihadist siege, during which ten soldiers were killed and fifty wounded. Since 2015, Burkina Faso’s armed forces have regularly suffered repeated and deadly jihadist attacks, which have claimed thousands of lives and forced nearly two million people to flee their homes.

These attacks have doubled in recent months, particularly in the north and east of the country. The Constitutional Council appointed him President of the transitional period on October 21, Captain Ibrahim Traoré, who accompanied a military coup on September 30 against Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Henri Sandaugo Damiba, setting himself the goal of “reclaiming the lands occupied by these hordes of terrorists.”

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