The attack was in a remote area about 55 kilometers from the border with Mali. It is not yet known who is behind it. It may be terrorists from an extremist group affiliated with terrorist organizations such as al-Qaida and Islamic State.
Jihadist attacks regularly occur in the West African country. In January, the army staged a coup d’état out of dissatisfaction with the violence in the country. The democratically elected President Kaboré was ousted by the military, who promised more security, but violence persisted.
Last month, Burkina Faso suffered one of the deadliest attacks in a year. More than a hundred civilians were then killed by terrorists.
In recent years, nearly 2 million people in Burkina Faso have fled the violence.