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Eight killed in Eastern Burkina Faso

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7Dnews London - AFP

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 22:42 GMT

Local authorities said at least eight civilians were killed overnight on Saturday in an attack on two areas in eastern Burkina Faso where jihadis have been active for several months, reports AFP. 

"Two terrorist attacks were carried out in the villages of Diabiga (60 km from Bama) and Kompinbiga (15 km from Bama) in the province of Kompinga, in the east Friday night to Saturday," a provincial governor said. 

"This double attack against the population has killed eight people," he said. 

According to a security source, "the first attack targeted a religious leader and his supporters and killed five people, including the cleric." 


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