Child soldiers carried out Burkina Faso massacre, say UN and government

24 June 2021, 3:30 PM
A massacre in northeast Burkina Faso in which more than 130 people were killed this month was carried out mostly by children between the ages of 12 and 14, the United Nations and the government said.
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