More than 10 Burkinabe soldiers were killed in an attack on Friday morning against a Burkinabe military camp near the border with Mali by unidentified individuals, local media reported.

In a statement, the Burkinabe army said that “land and air reinforcements were immediately sent and sweeps are under way” and that “the casualties will be established later.”

In mid-October, five people were killed, including three Burkinabe military and two civilians, in an attack on a military detachment in the area.

Burkina Faso, like other countries in the subregion, is faced with the terrorist threat, particularly in its northern part.

On January 15, a terrorist attack claimed by the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) killed some 30 people in the capital Ouagadougou. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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