Burkina Faso holds mass burial for slain gendarmes, reports more killings of police

Burkina Faso holds mass burial for slain gendarmes, reports more killings of police

2021-11-25 02:42:00 AM

Burkina Faso holds mass burial for slain gendarmes, reports more killings of police

Burkina Faso buried many of the 49 gendarmes killed in a recent strike on a security outpost, even as the government reported the killing of around 20 more military police and civilians in a separate attack.

-24 November 2021 - 13:32The Nov. 14 attack near the northern Burkinabe town of Inata, which also killed four civilians in addition to the 49 gendarmes, was the worst loss suffered by state security forces in recent years.Image:123RF/oneinchpunchBurkina Faso on Tuesday buried many of the 49 gendarmes killed in a recent strike on a security outpost, even as the government reported the killing of around 20 more military police and civilians in a separate attack.

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The Nov. 14 attack near the northern Burkinabe town of Inata, which also killed four civilians in addition to the 49 gendarmes, was the worst loss suffered by state security forces in recent years.Hundreds of mourners watched in silence as flat-bed trucks delivered around 30 coffins, each wrapped in a Burkinabe flag, to a cemetery in the capital Ouagadougou for a mass funeral. headtopics.com

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