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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.

Jihadists kill pastor, four others in Burkina church attack

29 April 2019, 1:41 PM

Gunmen killed four worshippers and a pastor in the first jihadist attack on a church in Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Monday, in the latest violence to rock the formerly peaceful west African nation.

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30 jihadists killed or captured in French-Malian raids near Burkina: French military

10 April 2019, 8:30 PM

French and Malian troops killed or captured more than 30 extremists and dismantled a jihadist training camp during a major counter-terrorism operation near Mali’s border with Burkina Faso, the French military told AFP.

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Ghana, Togo and Benin on alert against jihadist threat

21 March 2019, 3:36 PM

An alarming rise in jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso is posing a mounting threat to security in three of its coastal neighbours, according to security sources and analysts.

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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.

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