At least 14 people were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso on Sunday morning, the government said.
Thirteen French soldiers fighting jihadists in Mali were killed in an accident between two helicopters, the French presidency said on Tuesday, the single biggest loss of French troops in combat in the region since intervening there in 2013.
Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
About 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali on Friday the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory.
The toll is among the highest suffered by Malian forces this year as they struggle to contain militant groups with links to al Qaeda or Islamic State.