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World grief After new violence in Burkina Faso

14:35  04 may  2021
14:35  04 may  2021 Source:   dw.com

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  Bodies of 3 Europeans ambushed in Burkina Faso flown home MADRID (AP) — The bodies of two Spanish journalists and an Irish wildlife campaigner killed by jihadists in Burkina Faso this week while they were filming a documentary on poaching were flown home Friday as several European countries vowed to keep fighting extremism in Africa's Sahel region. David Beriáin, 44, and Roberto Fraile, 47, journalists with a long record of experience in conflict zones, had joined Irish conservationist Rory Young on an anti-poaching patrol led by a special military wildlife force in eastern Burkina Faso when their convoy was ambushed by jihadists on Monday.

in West African Burkina Faso, media reports have been killed at least 30 people at an attack on their village. Already at the end of April, suspected Islamists had committed a bloodbath in the country.

Die Armee von Burkina Faso ist auf dem Land kaum präsent, viele Orte setzen auf Selbstverteidigung © Michele Cattani / AFP / Getty Images The Army of Burkina Faso is hardly present in the country, placing many places on self-defense

as the state transmitter RTB reported, it came to the renewed violence in Kodyel in the east of the country. Armed for arms stormed the village and attacked the civilian population. The attackers would have surrounded the village near the border with Niger and specifically killed the male residents, reports the French foreign channel RFI.

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 Attack in Burkina: Intense Searches to find four missing, including three Europeans Sia Kambou Soldiers Burkinabè in patrol near Ouagadougou in September 2015 Intense research conducted by the security forces of Burkina Faso were under way Tuesday In the aftermath of an attack in the east of the country as a result of which four people are missing, including two Spaniards and an Irish.

defenders were powerless

among the victims are reportedly at least two volunteers of a militia supported by the state, which should protect the village. The "volunteers for defense of the Fatherland" were launched by the government last year in order to support local security forces at local level, which have hardly powerful in remote regions. A member of the local self-defense miliz said dozens of men were invaded to the village. They had set houses on fire, "while other guard kept and shot at people indiscriminately."

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in Burkina Faso has dramatically deteriorated the security situation in recent years. At the end of April, suspected Islamists had at least 50 villagers in the north of the country. Last week , two Spanish journalists were killed in the East when their convoy was attacked by unknown people.

in Burkina Faso and neighboring countries Niger, Mali and Nigeria are numerous Islamist militias and criminal bands active, including groups at the terrorist Al-Kaeda and the so-called Islamic state (IS) and repeatedly commit attacks.

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