The second attack, still on Saturday, occurred in the village of Kokodé on the Tendokogo-Bittou axis in the east-central part of the country near Ghana.
“Weapons intercepted a transit bus, which also caused casualties,” a security source said.
Another security source cited records stating that ” six civilians killed by attackers who also robbed bus passengers.”
“Among the victims are key economic players in the region,” a member of the local union confirmed the results of the attack.
The first attack occurred near Bouroum in the northern province of Namentenga, where “a team of deployed Defense and Security Forces (SDF) attacked an improvised explosive device,” a security source told AFP.
“Unfortunately, two soldiers died and five wounded were evacuated for proper care.
Since 2015, Burkina Faso has regularly mourned jihad attacks that killed thousands and displaced nearly two million.
These attacks by ISIS-affiliated groups and al-Qaeda, which target both military and civilian groups, have increased in recent months, mainly in the north and east of the country.
Captain Ibrahim Traoré, interim president of the September 30 military coup (the second in eight months), set himself the goal of “reclaiming the territory occupied by these terrorist hordes.”
Noteworthy that Between December 1 and 10th, 39 “terrorists” were killed in an anti-jihadist operation in northwestern Burkina Faso.