OIC strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday condemned the terrorist attacks on the French Embassy and Institute, as well as the armed forces’ headquarters in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou.

OIC Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen described the attacks as “criminal act,” appealing to the local authorities to make every effort to arrest the perpetrators and those supporting them, and bring them to justice.

He stressed the necessity of boosting international partnership to support efforts by Burkina Faso and the Sahel countries to root out terrorism.

He also reiterated the organization’s firm rejection of all forms of terrorism and extremism.

Al-Othaimeen expressed OIC’s solidarity with the government of Burkina Faso in its resolve to counter terrorism.

He offered sincere condolences to the victims’ families as well as the government and people of Burkina Faso, wishing a quick recovery to the injured.

On Friday, some gunmen carried out a series of attacks on diplomatic headquarters, including the French Embassy in Ouagadougou, killing 28 civilians and army personnel as well as some militants.

Source: Kuwait News Agency