African Union condemns terror attack in Burkina Faso
African Union condemns terror attack in Burkina Faso

ADDIS ABABA: Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, has denounced a terrorist incident in Burkina Faso.

In a tweet, the chairperson condemned the heinous and vile incident in Seytenga and expressed his sympathies to the bereaved families, government, and Burkina Faso's people.

According to Xinhua reports, the death toll from an attack over the weekend on the commune of Seytenga in Burkina Faso's Sahel area has grown from 50 to 79.

Unidentified gunmen attacked the Seytenga commune in Seno province, northern Burkina Faso, over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday. The government has also declared a 72-hour national mourning period for the fatalities from Tuesday to Thursday.

Since 2015, security in Burkina Faso has deteriorated, with assaults killing more than 1,000 people and displacing more than 1.9 million others.

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