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A Doctors Without Borders (MSF) team was attacked in Burkina Faso on Wednesday 8 February. The humanitarian NGO condemns the assassination of two of its Burkinabè employees and suspends its medical activities in the Boucle du Mouhoun, in the north-west of the country, where the attack took place.
According to the organization MSF, Wednesday morning February 8, on the road between Dédougou and Tougan, a team was the target of shots. The vehicle was however clearly identified as belonging to the NGO, according to MSF. On board was a crew of four.
Two Burkinabè employees died in the attack. One was a driver, the other a logistics supervisor. They were 39 and 34 respectively. Their two colleagues survived and managed to escape.
MSF President Dr Isabelle Defourny says: “ We are shocked and outraged. “For her, it’s an attack” deliberate », « intentional “against a humanitarian team (…)” as part of its medical mission “. ” We will have to quickly exchange with all the parties to the conflict to understand what happened adds Dr. Isabelle Defourny.
The Boucle du Mouhoun is a region located in western Burkina Faso, north of Bobo-Dioulasso. It is border with Mali.
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