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Military post attack kills 33 soldiers in Burkina Faso

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Thirty-three soldiers in north-east Burkina Faso have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack.

Per reports, this is the second of such attack in a week.

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The military-led government in the capital Ouagadougou spoke for the first time on Thursday about last week’s killing of over 100 civilians by what local officials described as men in military uniform.

The government has not said whether the attack on the north-western village of Karma was carried out by the army, but it called for a full investigation.

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Non-governmental organisations say over 10,000 civilians and soldiers have been killed in the long-running insurgency, and attacks have sharply increased since the start of this year.

Source: The Independent Ghana


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