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3 killed in Burkina Faso attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- An attack by unidentified gunmen Wednesday killed at least three people in the northern Loroum province in Burkina Faso, said the country's state news agency AIB.

The attack occurred at Bouna village, about 10 km east of Titao, the capital city of the province.

The African country has been marred by worsening security situation with attacks on a daily basis, which mostly happened in northern regions. The army has scaled up nationwide counter-terror operations.

37 killed in Burkina Faso's deadliest attack in five years

7 November 2019; AFP: An ambush on a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company in Burkina Faso killed 37 people on Wednesday, the deadliest attack in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African country.

The impoverished and politically fragile Sahel country has been struggling to quell a rising jihadist revolt that has claimed hundreds of lives since early 2015.

At least 14 killed in Burkina Faso shootings

OUAGADOUGOU, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 people were killed in gun shootings over the weekend in northern Burkina Faso, local media said on Monday.

On Sunday evening, eight people were killed in Zoura village, northern Bam Province, by unknown gunmen.

On Saturday, a gun shooting claimed at least six lives in Dambatao, northern Loroum province.

Burkina Faso has seen an upsurge of terrorist attacks. Since 2015, a spate of terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso has killed more than 500 people and internally displaced more than 450,000 others.

At Least 16 Killed In Burkina Faso Mosque Attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) – At least 16 people were killed in a mosque attack, by unidentified gunmen Friday, in northern Burkina Faso.

“Unidentified gunmen attacked Salmossi mosque, 20 km from Gorom-Gorom commune (in the Oudalan province, 269 km north-east of the capital Ouagadougou), where about 15 worshippers were killed and five others injured,” a military officer said.

Several local sources confirmed the attack, whereas the authorities still remain silent over the tragedy.

30 suspected terrorists killed in northern Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- At least 30 suspected terrorists were killed on Monday by Burkina Faso's armed forces in Gorgadji locality in the northern Sahelian region of the country, the national television RTB reported Tuesday.

Several soldiers were injured during the fight in the troubled northern region of the terrorist-attack-torn country, according to the RTB.

Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been facing a spate of terrorist attacks, in which more than 500 people were killed and over 280,000 displaced including more than 9,000 pupils.

17 killed in Burkina Faso attacks

OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 1 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The security forces in Burkina Faso say 17 people have been killed in three separate attacks in the north of the country.

Nine people died when dozens of gunmen riding motorcycles attacked Komsilga village, staying there for several hours, the
Burkina Faso Information Agency reported

Seven were killed in Deneon village, and a soldier died elsewhere. All the attacks took place on Saturday.

The soldier was killed in an attack targeting patrol troops in Deou village of Soum province.

Burkina Faso’s PM welcomes investors in mining sector

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept 28 (NNN-GNA) — Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabire says that the country is open to more investors in its mining sector.

“We want the whole world to know that our country is a mining country and that investors are welcomed,” said the prime minister in an opening speech at the West African Week of Mining Activities.

“The mining sector is the most dynamic sector that creates employment in our country,” said Dabire.

Gunmen attack Catholic church in Burkina Faso; 6 killed

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Authorities say gunmen have attacked a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, killing a priest and five worshippers.

The attack on Sunday took place in Dablo, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the capital, Ouagadougou.

Urbain Kabore, a government spokesman for the West African country’s Sahel region, said the gunmen also set fire to a health center and destroyed all places serving alcohol.

Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church

29 Apr 2019; DW: An attack on a church in Burkina Faso killed at least five people on Sunday, local media reported. At least two other people were missing, according to a security source cited by the AFP news agency.

The pastor of the church was also killed in the raid, which targeted the Protestant congregation in the small northern town of Silgadji, some 200 kilometers (124 miles) away from the capital Ouagadougou.

12 killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Twelve people were killed and two others injured Thursday in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso's northern province of Soum, the country's security ministry announced late Friday in a statement.

The attack was perpetrated by around 30 armed individuals in broad daylight and targeted people who had gathered for a weekly market in the village of Gasseliki, according to the statement.

The attackers reportedly ransacked stores and opened fire on people.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility.

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