An armed group in northern Burkina Faso killed 30 civilians, military troopers and pro-government militiamen in a collection of assaults close to the border with Niger, the defence ministry mentioned on Thursday.
The unidentified assailants struck villages close to the city of Markoye round noon on Wednesday after which attacked safety forces responding to the raids later that afternoon, the ministry mentioned in a press release.
The victims included 11 civilians, 15 troopers and 4 members of a government-backed civilian militia. More than 10 of the attackers had been additionally killed, the assertion mentioned, including the navy had regained management of the realm.
There was no quick declare of duty. Attacks by militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State are surging in West Africa’s Sahel area, killing hundreds and displacing hundreds of thousands lately throughout Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
At least 132 folks had been killed by insurgents in May in Burkina Faso’s worst single assault but.
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