At least 132 people were killed in an armed attack in northern Burkina Faso, near the border with Niger. The attack, about which there is not much information at the moment, took place on the night between Friday and Saturday in the village of Solhan. For now, no armed group has claimed it, as often happens in Burkina Faso. In declaring a 72-hour national mourning, the government spoke of a “terrorist act” without giving further details.
For several months in the Sahel region, where Burkina Faso is located, until recently one of the most stable countries in West Africa, attacks by various radical Islamist groups have been on the rise. If the numbers were to be confirmed, last night’s attack would be