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Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:04 GMT

Burkina Faso Captures 60 Extremists Near Border Region

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7Dnews London - AP

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 15:36 GMT

Counter-terror forces from Burkina Faso have captured some 60 extremists along the border with Mali and Niger during an operation that has been running since July 8th.

The military said on Thursday that its forces also dismantled several extremist bases and seized explosives.

According to the Associated Press, the border with Mali and Niger is home to jihadists who kidnap and kill officials, sometimes in connection with other Islamic extremist groups in West Africa's vast Sahel region.

Burkina Faso's security minister announced the killing of a village chief and a farmer in Baraboule on Thursday. The area is one of the most volatile communes in Soum province. He said the attackers fled into Mali.


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