This information was provided by a senior security official in Burkina Faso. They are two Spanish and one Irish.
largeSenior Burkina Faso security officials told Agence France-Presse on Tuesday that three Europeans-two Spanish and one Irish-who went missing after the attack in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday were executed by terrorists. The official said: “This is very unfortunate, but three Westerners were executed by terrorists.” He added: “The people in the images released by armed groups have been identified as three Westerners who have disappeared since yesterday. .”
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Spain confirmed on Tuesday that two soldiers had disappeared from the anti-poaching patrol on the N-axis of Fada after the attack on Monday. In the east of Burkina Faso. A source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told AFP: “Two Spanish citizens in Burkina Faso are missing.” They added that the Spanish authorities “have been in contact with the Burkina Faso authorities in order to find the two Spanish citizens. “And “regularly notify their families” of the two missing persons. According to local and security sources, after the attack, an Irishman and a Burkina Faso national were also missing, and three people were injured.
A security source from Burkina Faso said that the two Spanish and Irish are “training journalists to work on behalf of an NGO dedicated to protecting the environment.” According to security sources, the attack was carried out by armed men riding in two pickup trucks and a dozen motorcycles. They specified that the attackers had taken weapons and equipment, motorcycles, two pickup trucks and one plane. pilot-less airplane.
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In recent years, there have been several kidnappings of foreign hostages in Burkina Faso. Since 2015, the country has been facing more and more jihadist attacks. An Australian couple was kidnapped in Jibo, which borders Mali and Niger, on the night of January 15-16, 2016. This was apparently coordinated with the attack on Ouagadougou. That night, jihadists opened fire at cafes, restaurants and hotels on Kwame-Nkrumah Avenue, the nightlife center of Ouagadougou, killing 30 people and wounding 71 others. About a month after the kidnapping, the kidnappers handed over the woman Jocelyn Elliot to the authorities in Niger. She then returned to Burkina Faso and then back to Australia. The whereabouts of the man is still unknown. In December 2018, on the road between Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou, an Italian-Canadian couple disappeared. After being imprisoned for more than a year, he has been released in neighboring Mali. A few months ago, in September 2018, an Indian and a South African were kidnapped at the site of a gold mine in Inata, northwestern Burkina Faso, and then released.
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Since 2015, Burkina Faso, which borders Mali and Niger, has been a victim of jihadists. Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been a victim. (GSIM) is affiliated with Al-Qaida and the Islamic State of Greater Sahara (EIGS), and then targets the capital and other regions, especially east and west and northwest. Since 2015, the violent actions of the jihadists have caused more than 1,200 deaths and more than 1 million people have been displaced and fled the violent areas.