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Ten Burkina Faso police officers killed in ambush

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Ten police officers were killed and three wounded in an ambush in northwestern Burkina Faso on Thursday, the west African country’s security ministry said. “The toll is 10 officers who have lost their lives and three wounded,” the ministry said in a statement, adding …

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Hundreds of schools shut in Burkina Faso over jihadi attacks

Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso | AFP | In Burkina Faso, a country struggling to contain jihadist violence, education is one of the victims of the insurgency, with hundreds of schools closed, teachers in hiding and pupils kept indoors over the fear of attacks. In the conflict-ridden north, more than three years …

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Gunmen kill mayor in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | A mayor in northern Burkina Faso has been shot dead by “unidentified armed individuals” in a zone bordering Mali repeatedly targeted by jihadists, security sources told AFP on Monday. Hamidou Koundaba, the mayor of the Koutougou department in Soum province, was “coldly killed” when …

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Eight soldiers, eight assailants dead in Burkina attack: updated toll

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP |¬†Eight soldiers were killed and 61 injured, as well as 24 civilians, in last week’s twin attacks in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, the authorities said Tuesday, adding that eight jihadist assailants also died. The previous official toll from Friday’s twin assault on the country’s military …

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Burkina Faso arrests likely key attack suspect: govt source

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | A suspected key figure in the deadly Burkina Faso attacks has been arrested, a government source said Sunday. Saying the person held could be “one of the brains” behind Friday’s attacks, the source told AFP there were “very strong suspicions” that “army infiltrators” had …

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Investigators probe deadly twin attacks in Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Authorities in Burkina Faso were on Saturday hunting for clues about the masterminds behind Friday’s deadly twin attacks on the French embassy and the country’s military HQ. The coordinated attacks in Ouagadougou, which coincided with a meeting of regional anti-jihadist forces, underlined the struggle …

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Suicide car bombing caused blast at Burkina army HQ: minister

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | A suicide car bombing caused the deadly blast at Burkina Faso’s military headquarters on Friday, the government said, adding that a regional anti-terrorism meeting may have been the target. Eight members of the armed forces were killed by the blast and a parallel attack …

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