Jihadists Massacre at Least 130 in Burkina Faso as West African Violence Surges

NIAMEY, Niger—The jihadists came at night time on bikes and surrounded a distant village on Burkina Faso’s jap border with Niger. By the early hrs of Saturday early morning, above 130 civilians were confirmed useless by the government—the worst terrorist atrocity in the background of a place that has been plunged into extremist violence in the latest years—prompting calls to intensify intercontinental counterterror initiatives across West Africa.

Through the 3-hour onslaught on Yagha village, the militants shot indiscriminately, torching residences and a sector right before lobbing explosives at civilians in search of refuge in gold-mining holes, according to government officers and nongovernmental companies centered in the region. No a person has claimed the killings, but government officers say it was the function of Islamic State’s regional affiliate, the Islamic State in the Better Sahara, or ISGS, which has killed hundreds of civilians in the latest months.

Amed, a gold-miner from

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