The attack, aimed at a post office joint army-gendarmerie in the night of 10 to 11 June at Kafolo, has claimed the lives of " 12 military personnel and a policeman ", said the minister of Defence. The ivorian authorities had talked about "a dozen" deaths. Hamed Bakayoko has also stated that the "coordinator" of the commando jihad, which he had announced Monday the arrest, was " nationality burkina faso ", identifying it as "Sidibe Ali," says Sofiane, " during a press briefing at the conclusion of a national security council. He "has been arrested in Côte d'ivoire," added Mr. Bakayoko, also acting Prime minister. In addition to the " head of the commando unit that carried out the action ", "about thirty persons" were arrested during the "sweeps" conducted in the region since the attack, he assured, citing " fighters, intelligence officers, logisticians ". Bakayoko had mentioned, on Monday, 27 arrests.
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"All of our transactions at the level of the border is done in consultation with the armed forces burkinabées," said Bakayoko. "We feel the pressure of the infiltration of some groups who want to sow terror," he said. "We are working to strengthen our defences in the North," he continued. Military honors will be rendered to the soldiers killed during a ceremony on 2 July, in the presence of the ivorian president Alassane Ouattara, he said.