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Attack in japanese Burkina Faso kills 11 troopers

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For six years the West African nation has been ravaged by violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group that has killed hundreds and displaced almost 2 million folks.

For six years the West African nation has been ravaged by violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group that has killed hundreds and displaced almost 2 million folks.

Eleven troopers have been killed and almost two dozen injured by attackers concentrating on a army base in japanese Burkina Faso, the federal government stated.

Aerial assist killed 15 attackers attempting to flee after Thursday’s assault in Madjoari in Kompienga province, Burkina Faso’s military stated in an announcement.

Injured troopers have been taken to hospital.

For six years the West African nation has been ravaged by violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group that has killed hundreds and displaced almost 2 million folks. Mutinous troopers ousted the democratically elected president in January promising to stem the violence, however since then assaults have elevated.

Within a 72-hour interval final week almost 60 folks, together with civilians and safety forces, have been killed in violence concentrating on villages in 4 areas throughout the nation, in line with an inside safety report for support employees seen by The Associated Press.

“This attack in Madjoari is yet another indication of militants’ capability to target security forces bases and unfortunately showing the severity of (the) security situation in northern and eastern regions,” stated Rida Lyammouri, senior fellow on the Policy Center for the New South, a Moroccan-based group centered on economics and coverage.

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