Terror group attacks Burkina Faso village, killing 36

by Laura Mize · Jan 22nd, 2020 12:28 pm

Thirty-six people in the northern Burkina Faso village of Alamou were killed in an attack that began in the village's market Tuesday. The unnamed terror group that waged the attack also set fire to the area.

Tuesday's killings are the latest in a series of violent strikes by Muslim terrorists across the African nation. Some attacks have been directed at Christians, including the 2019 executions of at least 30 believers who refused conversion to Islam.

The groups are believed to have come from the neighboring nation of Mali. The attacks continue despite military and border control actions meant to stem the tide of violence.