Gunmen kill 3 soldiers, two others, in north Burkina Faso

By REUTERS
October 13, 2016 03:24

OUAGADOUGOU - Unidentified gunmen killed three Burkinabe soldiers and two civilians on Wednesday, a military source said, in the latest sign that instability in Mali is spreading to its southern neighbor.

The defense ministry had earlier confirmed the deaths of the soldiers.

Attacks by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso were rare before a major strike by al Qaeda-linked fighters in the capital killed 29 people in January. The latest attack prompted President Roch Marc Kabore to delay a trip to Belgium and call an emergency ministerial meeting, government sources said.


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