Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

19 killed in Burkina attacks: locals and security sources

Nineteen people, including nine volunteers with the armed forces, were killed in two attacks in jihadist-torn Burkina Faso, local inhabitants and a security source said on Monday.

Seven members of the VDP volunteer force were killed in a mass attack on Thursday in the northwestern village of Dembo, a senior official with the militia told AFP.

On Sunday, a "terrorist group" killed 12 people, including two VDP members, at Yargatenga, a village near the eastern border with Togo and Ghana, local sources said.