May 2022 Madjoari massacre

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On 25 May 2022, jihadist insurgents attacked Madjoari in the Kompienga Province of Burkina Faso. The massacre left at least 50 civilians dead as they were trying to escape. It was the third attack to take place in Madjoari in May 2022, after an attack on 14 May that killed 17 civilians and another on 19 May that killed 11 soldiers.[1][2] It is also the deadliest attack in Burkina Faso since the Solhan massacre, which officially killed 132 people.[3]

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  1. "Armed assailants kill about 50 people in eastern Burkina Faso". Reuters. 26 May 2022. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  2. Pauvarel, Camille (27 May 2022). "Attaque dans l'est du Burkina Faso : au moins 50 morts". euronews (in French). Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  3. "Burkina Faso: des dizaines d'habitants de Madjoari tués par des hommes non identifiés". RFI (in French). 26 May 2022. Retrieved 29 May 2022.