28 Civilians Executed in Burkina Faso, Rights Group Blames Government Militia

On Monday, Burkina Faso government officials announced that they would be launching an investigation into the killing of 28 civilians in the town of Nouna, which sits in the northwest of the country.

Human rights group Collective Against Impunity and Stigmatization of Communities (CAISC) has accused the killings of being ethnically motivated by government-backed militia members, according to the Associated Press. CAISC stated that the victims were Fulani muslims who were likely targeted in a reprisal attack in response to recent jihadist activity in the area.