Two Austrians kidnapped in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU: Abi Ouattara, spokeswoman for Burkina Faso’s ministry of security and internal affairs, says an Austrian doctor and his wife were kidnapped by extremists in the country’s north near its border with Mali.


The spokeswoman said the jihadists abducted the two from the town of Baraboule in the Soum province in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region.

The ministry did not have immediate information on how long the two had been in northern Burkina Faso, where they were doing volunteer work.