Burkina Faso: four French soldiers injured by an explosive device


One of them is seriously injured. “They were immediately evacuated to Gao”, in Mali, specifies the French staff.

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Four French soldiers were injured in Burkina Faso when an improvised explosive device exploded as their vehicle passed, leaving Ouahigouya airport, in the north of the country, the general staff announced. French, Tuesday 18 January. He it was a “Barkhane’s unit on a reconnaissance mission”.

One of them is seriously injured. “They were immediately evacuated to Gao”, in Mali. “Those who deserve it will be evacuated to France”, added the staff, without further details on their state of health.

The area is rather frequented by jihadists from the GSIM (or JNIM, a jihadist nebula affiliated with Al-Qaeda). Corn “It’s a transit zone, we don’t have certainties” on the origin of the machine, specified the same source. The Sahel is also the prey of the jihadists of the EIGS, linked to the Islamic State group.



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