At least four Burkina Faso soldiers were killed in an attack on a patrol in Soum province in the north of the African country on Thursday. Security sources confirmed this Friday.
These sources have shown that the attack was carried out on Thursday evening against a patrol on the outskirts of Djibo city, an event that also resulted in a wounded soldier, according to the Burkinabe news portal Infowakat.
At the moment, no group has taken responsibility for the attack. Ansarul Islam, an indigenous terrorist group, operates in the country, as does the Group in Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), a jihadist organization that brings together four others, including Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Al Murabitún and to a lesser extent, the Islamic State of the Greater Sahara (ISGS).
In addition, inter-community violence has increased, mainly between pastors and farmers, resulting in the displacement of thousands of people, and attacks on leaders and members of the Christian community in the country have increased.