Pregnant woman, five others dead as ambulance hits land mine in northern Burkina Faso

A pregnant woman and five other people died when an ambulance carrying them hit a land mine in northern Burkina Faso, in an area that has come under repeated militant attacks, the government said. The ambulance was carrying the woman, her husband, a girl and two other women between the towns of Gaskindé and Namissiguia,… Read More Pregnant woman, five others dead as ambulance hits land mine in northern Burkina Faso

Seven soldiers dead following ambush by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso

Seven soldiers in Burkina Faso were killed on Wednesday in an ambush by suspected Islamist militants, two sources said, close to a week before a presidential election. Worsening insecurity in the West African country is the main issue in the November 22 vote, when President Roch Marc Kabore is seeking a second term. In recent… Read More Seven soldiers dead following ambush by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso

Fifteen dead as armed assailants attack town in northern Burkina Faso

At least 15 people were killed following an attack on a convoy transporting traders in a town in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, the government said on Saturday. The attack, carried out by an unidentified group of assailants, left several others wounded. Many more were still unaccounted for, the government said in a statement. Burkina… Read More Fifteen dead as armed assailants attack town in northern Burkina Faso

Dozens dead following attacks on villages in Burkina Faso

Unidentified assailants killed at least 43 people in raids on villages in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, in one of the deadliest such attacks of the past year, the government said. The attackers targeted at least two villages in the North region, near the border with Mali, the government said in a statement on Monday.… Read More Dozens dead following attacks on villages in Burkina Faso

Nineteen dead, thirteen injured as assailants attack town in Burkina Faso

Unidentified assailants killed 19 people and wounded 13 in an attack on and around the town of Arbinda in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government said. Hundreds of people have died in Islamist violence over the past months and more than 150,000 have been forced to flee as jihadist groups spreads across the arid… Read More Nineteen dead, thirteen injured as assailants attack town in Burkina Faso

Priest, five others dead following attack outside Catholic church in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadists. Congregants were leaving church around 9 a.m. (0900 GMT) in the town of Dablo in the Central North region when about… Read More Priest, five others dead following attack outside Catholic church in Burkina Faso

Two French soldiers killed during operation to rescue hostages in Burkina Faso

French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France’s military said on Friday, adding that two of the elite soldiers were killed in the night-time operation. French special forces carried out the raid under cover of dark over the night of Thursday-Friday, supported by U.S. intelligence… Read More Two French soldiers killed during operation to rescue hostages in Burkina Faso