Solhan and Tadaryat massacres

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On 4 and 5 June 2021, a massacres happened in the Solhan and Tadaryat villages in Yagha Province of Burkina Faso. The attacks left at least 160 people dead.

In the evening of 4 June 2021, 13 civilians and a soldier were killed in an attack in the village of Tadaryat.[1] The attackers also raided the community's motorbikes and cattle.[2][3]

Hours later in the early morning of 5 June 2021, insurgents attacked Solhan village in Yagha, killing at least 138 civilians, including seven children, and wounding 40 others.[4][5]

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  1. "Dozens killed in Burkina Faso attack". BBC News. 5 June 2021. Archived from the original on 5 June 2021. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  2. Akinwotu, Emmanuel (2021-06-05). "Suspected extremist attack on Burkina Faso village kills 100 people". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2021-06-05. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  3. "Une centaine de morts dans une attaque au Burkina Faso". Le Monde.fr (in French). 2021-06-05. Archived from the original on 2021-06-05. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  4. "At least 132 civilians killed in Burkina Faso's worst attack in years". Reuters. 2021-06-05. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  5. Stubley, Peter (2021-06-06). "At least 132 people killed by militants in Burkina Faso". The Independent. Retrieved 6 June 2021.