29 killed in Burkina Faso

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No fewer than 29 persons have died following an attack on a food convoy and transport truck in Burkina Faso’s troubled north on Sunday.

A “terrorist” attack on the convoy killed 14 civilians, while the truck hit an explosive device in Sanmatenga province, killing 15 people and wounding six, the government said in two separate statements.

This latest violence follows an attack by gunmen in August which killed 24 soldiers.

The government said important security efforts are underway in this region and military reinforcements have been deployed.

Burkina Faso has suffered a homegrown insurgency for the past three years, which has been intensified by a spillover of jihadist violence from neighbouring Mali.

 




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