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Death toll from Burkina Faso militant attack rises to 24

20 August 2019, 4:03 PM

The Burkina Faso military said 24 soldiers were killed in an attack by unidentified militants on an army unit on Monday, updating a previous death toll of 10.

Security forces in Burkina Faso

Gunmen kill six in second church attack in Burkina Faso

12 May 2019, 8:48 PM

Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, a local official said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadists.

French special forces free four hostages in Burkina Faso

10 May 2019, 4:15 PM

French special forces have freed two French hostages, an American and a South Korean in northern Burkina Faso in an overnight raid in which two soldiers died, authorities announced Friday.

Jihadist soldiers

Jihadist attack in Burkina Faso leaves several civilians dead

5 February 2019, 6:50 AM

Fourteen civilians were killed in a jihadist attack in northern Burkina Faso near the Mali border, the military said on Monday.

Burkina Faso names new PM as jihadists attacks worsen

21 January 2019, 8:26 PM

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore on Monday appointed a new prime minister, part of a reshuffle coinciding with a rising wave of jihadist attacks.

Burkina Faso declares emergency in violence-hit provinces

31 December 2018, 6:32 PM

Burkina Faso is declaring a state of emergency in provinces grappling with jihadist violence, Communications Minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said on Monday. “The president has decided to declare a state of emergency in certain provinces of Burkina Faso. He has also given instructions for specific security measures across the country,” Dandjinou said after a cabinet […]

It is not the first time that foreign workers have been kidnapped in Burkina Faso.

Indian, S. African among three kidnapped in Burkina Faso

26 September 2018, 7:28 AM

An Indian and a South African were among three mine workers kidnapped in a northern part of Burkina Faso which has been repeatedly targeted by jihadists, sources told AFP.

100 arrested, explosives seized in Burkina Faso raids

28 April 2018, 5:03 PM

Burkinabe authorities have arrested around 100 people and seized explosives in operations in eastern and northern regions near the Malian border where jihadists are active, the chief of army staff said Saturday. “From April 19 to 27 the armed forces carried out operations to cordon off the northern border, leading to the arrest of 100 […]

Al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attacks

4 March 2018, 7:18 AM

A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso that left 16 people dead, including eight gunmen, at the army headquarters and French embassy, Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar reported. Eighty others were wounded in the coordinated attacks in the capital Ouagadougou, which follow two other major assaults there in […]

Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

14 August 2017, 6:07 PM

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital overnight.

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