RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it strongly condemns and denounces a terrorist attack that targeted the town of Solhan, in northern of Burkina Faso, which resulted in the death of more than 100 people.
Suspected militants massacred at least 160 civilians, including around 20 children, in a village in Burkina Faso’s volatile north, the deadliest attack since extremist violence erupted in the West African country in 2015, local officials said Sunday.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry affirmed the Kingdom’s full solidarity with Burkina Faso and said it supports it against violence, extremism and terrorism.
The ministry said the Kingdom affirms its “complete and categorical rejection of such criminal acts,” and offered condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Burkina Faso, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.”
The slaughter in the early hours of Saturday followed the slaying of 14 people late Friday in the village of Tadaryat in the same region where militants linked to Al-Qaeda and Daesh have been targeting civilians and soldiers.
The UAE also issued a similar statement and said it “rejects of all forms of violence and terrorism, which aim to destabilize security and stability and are inconsistent with humanitarian values and principles.”
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