Swiss journalist and military man survived attack in Burkina Faso

A local soldier and a Swiss journalist survived Tuesday’s armed attack in Burkina Faso. This was reported by a knowledgeable source on Wednesday, April 28.

The interlocutor of the agency said that the military man managed to escape by hiding in the woods. The Swiss journalist survived and has already arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

On Monday, April 26, armed men attacked an anti-poaching patrol in the province of Compienga. Three foreigners were killed in the attack: Spanish journalists who were filming a documentary, Roberto Frayle and David Beriain, and Irishman Rory Young. In addition, the body of a Burkina Faso soldier was found.

Amid the incident, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) demanded that local authorities promptly investigate the attack on media workers and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The organization said they were shocked by the murder of journalists working on a documentary about the protection of natural parks from poachers. The federation is sure that the attack on the journalists was planned.