Al-Qaeda Mali branch has claimed responsibility of Saturday twin attacks in neighboring Burkina Faso that left 16 people dead.
Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), the Mali-based branch of Al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed that it was responsible for the twin attacks in Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, targeting on Burkinabe army headquarters and the French embassy.
The eight attackers were also killed at the army headquarters and French embassy, aMauritanian news agency Alakhbar reported.
The Saturday attack also saw eighty others mostly civilians wounded in the coordinated attacks in the capital Ouagadougou.
The Al-Qaeda linked; Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin in the past few months has intensified its camp gains against civilian and military targets across West Africa’s Sahel region.