Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin’ leaders

Al-Qaeda Affiliate Claims Fatal Attacks in Burkina Faso

A Mali-based al-Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks in neighboring Burkina Faso that left 16 people dead, including eight gunmen, at the army headquarters and French embassy, Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar reported.

Eighty others were wounded in the co-ordinated attacks in the capital Ouagadougou, which follow two other major assaults there in the past two years.

The group, Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), often uses Alakhbar and other Mauritanian news agencies to claim responsibility for strikes against civilian and military targets across West Africa’s Sahel region.

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