10 Killed in Another Burkina Faso Attack

Five civilians and five gendarmes were killed in a fresh attack on a base in northern Burkina Faso, near the border with Mali, security sources said.

“Many dozens of armed individuals carried out an attack on a gendarmerie post in Oursi in the early hours of Monday morning,

“After several hours of gunfire, the attackers managed to get into the camp. Unfortunately, we lost five gendarmes.” a security source said.

Reinforcements sent to the post, in Oudalan Province, found it severely damaged.

On Sunday, four people including the deputy mayor of a northern Burkina Faso city were also killed in an ambush in an area plagued by recurrent jihadist attacks.

The country’s northern provinces have been battling a four-year-old wave of jihadist violence that came from neighbouring Mali.

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