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Thirty-five civilians killed in Burkina Faso after attack on military outpost

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 26, 2019 13:14

Thirty-five civilians killed in Burkina Faso after attack on military outpost

Burkina Faso insurgents killed 35 civilians, mostly female, after attacking a military outpost in northern Soum Province.Approximately 87 militants and local security forces were also killed in the clash, authorities said.President Roch Marc Kabore declared two days of national mourning in the west African country in response to the attack.

The incident followed an attack on a mining convoy in November, which killed nearly 40 people.

The Islamist insurgency has ignited ethnic tensions and rendered large parts of the country ungovernable this year. Militants attacked the military detachment in Soum province on Tuesday morning. After several hours, troops repelled them and seized a large number of weapons and motorbikes, the army said in a statement.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 26, 2019 13:14