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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Dozen Burkina Soldiers Killed in 'Major Terrorist Attack': Army

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7Dnews London

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:09 GMT

More than a dozen soldiers were killed on Monday August 19th during a "major attack" by "terrorist armed groups" in northern Burkina Faso, the country's army said, according to AFP.

"The military detachment of the Koutougou department in Soum province was the target of an attack," said a statement from the armed forces general staff. "A provisional report states that more than a dozen soldiers were killed, and several were wounded."

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