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The death toll from the bloody attack on the village of Solhan in Burkina Faso has risen to 138


The Burkina Faso government announced that the death toll from the Solhan attack had risen to 138. The Minister of Information in Burkina Faso said in a statement to a local radio station: "There are 138 dead and more than forty wounded, including serious injuries," noting that "hospitals in the municipality of Siba, near the village, was filled with dead and wounded.


No party has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, as unknown gunmen attacked the village of Solhan in the north-east of the country, leaving a large number of dead and wounded, while setting fire to the houses before the withdrawal.


Following this incident, President Roch Marc Kabore declared three days of national mourning, while this attack received widespread reactions.


The government described the attackers as terrorists, as the attack also resulted in burning homes and a market in the region, and it is considered the most deadly attack the country has witnessed in recent years.


The attacks carried out by terrorists linked to the terrorist organizations “Al-Qaeda” and “ISIS” in the Sahel region of West Africa have witnessed a sharp increase since the beginning of this year, especially in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, where civilians bear the greatest burden.

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