Twin terrorist attacks in West Africa have left the nation of Burkina Faso reeling.
On Friday eight people were killed by eight terrorists when they struck the French embassy and another target in the capital city of Burkina Faso.
The eight terrorist shouted “Allahu Akbar” as they attacked the French embassy and the national army headquarters in separate events,the BBC reported.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian said that there was no doubt that the attacks were terrorism.
The attack on the military headquarters was carried out with a suicide car bomb, and could have been intended to strike a regional anti-terrorism meeting, Burkina Faso Security Minister Clement Sawadogo said.
In addition to the eight people that were killed, not counting the terrorists, Sawadogo said dozens were “quite serious conditions” and three were “considered very serious,” BBC reported.
There have been rumours of an attack in Burkina Faso for some time, and these even prompted a recent security forces reshuffle.
But this is far bigger than what most people had expected. An attack on the military headquarters strikes at the heart of Burkina Faso’s security establishment, while the French embassy is normally one of the safest places in the capital.
Since Emmanuel Macron came to power, France has been trying to mobilise its former colonies in West Africa, and the United Nations, to tackle the Islamist militant groups which operate in the Sahel region south of the Sahara. But, so far, progress has been slow.
This attack further shows what a dire situation the much of the world is in, with poverty and war that rages daily.
President Trump is rightfully concerned about unchecked immigration from all over the world. At what point do we begin to import these problems into America?
Or is it already happening?
Terrorism continues to be a major problem across the globe, even nearly 17 years after 9/11 and the start of the War on Terror.
The War on Terror is still very much “a thing”, and we must fight – and win – this war to preserve civilization.
In the meantime American needs a travel ban to keeps its citizens safe from these same types of attacks.