Burkina Faso: Most Attackers in Village Massacre Were Children

130 people were killed this month was carried out mostly by children between the ages of 12 and 14,
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A massacre in north-east Burkina Faso in which more than 130 people were killed this month was carried out mostly by children between the ages of 12 and 14, the country’s government and the UN have said.

Assailants raided the village of Solhan on the evening of 4 June, opened fire on residents and burned homes. It was the worst attack in years in an area plagued by jihadists linked to Islamic State and al-Qaida.

A government spokesperson, Ousseni Tamboura, said the majority of the attackers were children, prompting condemnation from the UN.

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