Militants kill 29 civilians in Burkina Faso

Militants kill 29 civilians in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou: At least 29 people were killed in two separate attacks in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, local media reported on Monday. In the first incident the attackers detonated a bomb planted on a car killing 5 people and injuring 6, while 14 more were killed in the second attack that took place 50 kilometers (31 miles) away from the first one, when the militants shot some bicycle drivers carrying food products.

The government reportedly pledged to implement all necessary measures to ensure transport security following the deadly incidents, Burkina 24 reported. The country is facing security instability as the two major groups Ansarul Islam, and the Support Group for Islam and Muslims, have been carrying regular attacks on civilians.


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