Explosion kills seven persons in northern Togo

explosion kills seven persons in northern togo
explosion kills seven persons in northern togo

Saturday night’s explosion in northern Togo resulted in seven fatalities and two injuries, according to a statement issued by the military on Sunday evening.

The casualties were all between the ages of 14 and 18, according to an unnamed medical source at the regional hospital in Dapaong.

The explosion occurred in the village of Margba, which is located in the northern Savanes area of Togo, where a state of emergency was proclaimed last month owing to increasing insecurity.

In May, eight soldiers were slain in the same region in what was believed to be the first fatal spillover of Islamist violence from neighbouring Burkina Faso, where al-Qaeda and Islamic State-affiliated militants frequently launch attacks.

Local media stated that the victims were returning home late at night from Eid al-Adha celebrations when they were murdered.

The army did not indicate if it suspected insurgent activity.

11 July, LOME (Reuters) – Saturday night’s explosion in northern Togo resulted in seven fatalities and two injuries, according to a statement issued by the military on Sunday evening.

The casualties were all between the ages of 14 and 18, according to an unnamed medical source at the regional hospital in Dapaong.

The explosion occurred in the village of Margba, which is located in the northern Savanes area of Togo, where a state of emergency was proclaimed last month owing to increasing insecurity.

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In May, eight soldiers were slain in the same location in what was believed to be the first fatal spillover of Islamist violence from neighbouring Burkina Faso, where al Qaeda and Islamic State-affiliated militants frequently launch attacks. read further

Local media stated that the victims were returning home late at night from Eid al-Adha celebrations when they were murdered.

The army did not indicate if it suspected insurgent activity.

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“An inquiry has been begun to determine the circumstances surrounding this explosion and to identify the offenders,” said army chief Dadja Maganawe in a statement.

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