UN Secretary-General condemns Burkina Faso violence

Soldiers take part in the funeral ceremony of the seven members of the security forces killed after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Burkina Faso, on August 31, 2018 in Ouagadougou. (Photo by  STR/AFP/Getty Images)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned a 19 August attack on the military camp of Koutougou, in Burkina Faso, which official reports say was one of the country’s deadliest attacks this year.

He expressed “deep condolences” to the victims’ families, the people and the Government.

The UN chief further condemned the “ongoing indiscriminate attacks against civilian populations” and called for the authorities to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice.

Mr. Guterres stated that military actions must be “conducted in accordance with international human rights and international humanitarian law”.