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Turkey condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

Foreign Ministry strongly condemns attack on marketplace which killed 36 people

Handan Kazanci  | 22.01.2020 - Update : 24.01.2020
Turkey condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso


Turkey on Wednesday condemned a terrorist attack which killed at least 36 civilians in Burkina Faso.

“We are saddened to receive the news that many people lost their lives and were injured in a terrorist attack on a market in a village in the central-northern province of Sanmatenga of Burkina Faso,” Turkey's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“We strongly condemn this terrorist attack. We extend our sincere condolences to the brotherly people and Government of Burkina Faso as well as to the families and relatives of those who lost their lives and [we wish] speedy recovery to the injured,” the statement added.

On Tuesday, militants attacked Nagraogo village Monday, killing 32 people, and burned the market there to the ground. They then attacked Alamou village and killed four more people.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

President Roch Marc Kabore declared two days of national mourning as of Wednesday.

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