At least 11 people, including soldiers and auxiliaries, died in an ambush against a military unit in northwestern Burkina Faso on Saturday, Xinhua learned Monday.
“Unidentified armed men attacked on Saturday a military unit in Zaba village, in the province of Nayala, Boucle du Mouhoun region (northwest),” a local security source told Xinhua.
“The armed men killed 11 soldiers and auxiliaries.”
The attack also left several injured in the ranks of the army and its civilian auxiliaries.
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The source added that the military unit killed around 20 terrorists in the riposte.
Dozens of terrorists including leaders died on Sunday in “high precision strikes” in eastern and north-central Burkina, the Burkina Information Agency (AIB) reported on Monday.
Burkina Faso has been suffering from insecurity since 2015, with many people killed and thousands of others displaced. (Xinhua)
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