Jihadists Massacre at Least 130 in Burkina Faso as West African Violence Surges

Lincoln Wylie

NIAMEY, Niger—The jihadists came at night time on bikes and surrounded a remote village on Burkina Faso’s jap border with Niger. By the early several hours of Saturday morning, over a hundred thirty civilians have been verified dead by the government—the worst terrorist atrocity in the background of a place that has been plunged into extremist violence in new years—prompting phone calls to intensify global counterterror endeavours throughout West Africa.

During the 3-hour onslaught on Yagha village, the militants shot indiscriminately, torching residences and a market place just before lobbing explosives at civilians trying to get refuge in gold-mining holes, according to federal government officers and nongovernmental organizations based in the region. No a person has claimed the killings, but federal government officers say it was the do the job of Islamic State’s regional affiliate, the Islamic Point out in the Higher Sahara, or ISGS, which has killed hundreds of

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