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World attacks on French embassy in Burkina Faso

22:50  02 october  2022
22:50  02 october  2022 Source:   dw.com

11 killed, dozens missing after attack on Burkina Faso convoy

  11 killed, dozens missing after attack on Burkina Faso convoy Burkina Faso condemns ‘barbaric, cowardly’ attack after fighters ambush an army-escorted resupply convoy in the Sahel.In a statement on Tuesday, the government said the assault took place on Monday in the commune of Gaskinde in Soum province, where armed groups linked to al-Qaeda and the ISIL (ISIS) group have been escalating attacks and seizing territory since 2015.

two days after a new coup in Burkina Faso, the situation is still restless. Where the previous Junta boss Damiba, who came to power through a coup in January, is currently unknown.

Bereits am Samstag gab es Angriffe auf die französische Botschaft, bei denen auch Brände gelegt wurden © Assane OUEDRAOGO/EPA-FE Already on Saturday there were attacks on the French embassy, ​​in which fires were also laid

after the Putsch in West African Burkina Faso , French institutions have become part of violent protests. Several dozen supporters of the new Junta boss Ibrahim Traoré promoted the message of the former colonial power of France in the capital Ouagadougou with stones and set barriers in front of the building. Security forces used tear gas to drive away the demonstrators. French soldiers were posted on the roof of the embassy.

Burkina Faso: at least 11 soldiers killed and 50 civilians who have disappeared after an attack

 Burkina Faso: at least 11 soldiers killed and 50 civilians who have disappeared after an attack © Issouf Sanogo, AFP of the Burkinabè gendarmes in Ouhigouya, in northern Burkina Faso, October 30, 2018. for the second time in this months of September, an attack on a refueling convoy in northern Burkina Faso caused the death of at least 11 soldiers. About fifty civilians are missing, according to the report reported Tuesday evening by the government.

In a statement on state television, the spokesman for the Junta called on the population to refrain from "every act of violence and vandalism ', in particular attacks on the French embassy or French military facilities.

had officers responsible for the latest coup Previous Junta boss Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba accused of keeping himself hidden in a military base of the former colonial power to plan a "counter-offensive". New coup greet the self -proclaimed new leader Ibrahim Traoré

The French Foreign Ministry condemned the "violence against our message" and blamed "enemy demonstrators, manipulated by a disinformation campaign". the French e language and cultural institution "Institut Français" in Ouagadougou. Unterstützer des neuen Putsch grüßen den selbsternannten neuen Anführer Ibrahim Traoré second coup this year On Friday, a group of military had dropped the Damiba, which has only been ruling since January, and named the captain Ibrahim Traoré as the successor. As a reason, the rebels called "the continuous deterioration of the security situation" in the country. There is no information about the whereabouts of Damibas. On Saturday evening he appealed to the coup on the official Facebook page of the Presidential Office to "come to reason to avoid a brother war". Also, the general staff of the Burkinian military does not seem to recognize the coup. Shortly before, he described the processes in a statement as a "internal crisis" within the armed forces. repeatedly can be seen by the new coup supporters who wave Russian flags and demanded closer cooperation with Russia. Moscow's influence has increased in several Francophone countries in the region in recent years. bad security situation

Burkina Faso with around 21 million inhabitants is one of the poorest countries in the world. As in the neighboring countries Mali and Niger, Islamist groups in Burkina Faso repeatedly commit attacks on security forces and attack state institutions. Already at the end of January, the soldiers, which were then crucial to power, had justified their power with the bad security situation. However, the situation has not improved since then. Finally, at least eleven soldiers were killed in an attack on a convoy on Monday.

VAT/HF (AFP, AP, EPD)

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© Olympia de Maismont The new strong man of Burkina Faso, Captain Ibrahim Traoré, in Ouagadougou on October 8, 2022 The new strong man of Burkina Faso, the captain Ibrahim Traoré, announced on Saturday the outfit on October 14 and 15 of "national foundations" ahead of a transitional president, before the organization of elections in 2024 in this country undermined by jihadist violence and theater of two blows of State in eight months.

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