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Militants kill 36 people in northern Burkina Faso

Jan. 21, 2020 5:00 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Militants attacked a market in Burkina Faso’s Sanmatenga province, killing at least 36 people and wounding several others, the government said Tuesday. The gunmen then burned the market, according to a government statement. The violence is the latest in a surge of...

35 civilians, 80 jihadists killed in attack in Burkina Faso

Dec. 24, 2019 5:09 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Jihadists attacked a town in northern Burkina Faso and killed 35 civilians, most of them women, and ensuing clashes with security forces left 80 jihadists dead, the West African nation's president announced late Tuesday. The violence, which erupted in the town of Arbinda in...

Correction: Burkina Faso-Church Attacked story

Dec. 2, 2019 7:18 AM EST

In a story Dec. 2 about an attack in Burkina Faso, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an attack on a convoy carrying employees of a mining company occurred in October. The attack occurred in November. A corrected version of the story is below: Burkina Faso leader says 14 slain in attack on church The...