Burkina Faso mourns dozens of victims after double attack

At least 35 civilians, mostly women, killed alongside seven soldiers and at least 80 armed fighters in Soum province. An…

At least 35 civilians, mostly women, killed alongside seven soldiers and at least 80 armed fighters in Soum province.

An attack in Burkina Faso has killed 35 civilians, almost all of them women, in one of the deadliest assaults to hit the West African country in nearly five years of violence.

Seven soldiers and 80 armed fighters were also killed in Tuesday’s double attack on a military base and Arbinda town in Soum province, in the country’s north, according to the military.

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