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At least 11 civilians killed in Burkina Faso village attacks


OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 24th May, 2022 (WAM) -- At least 11 civilians were killed in attacks on two villages in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, Reuters quoted a regional governor as saying in a statement.

Unidentified armed assailants targeted the two communities in Seno province.

In a statement on Monday, Governor Rodolphe Sorgho did not provide further details on the attacks but called on locals to be vigilant.

A local official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a further 14 civilians, who were recorded as missing after the raids, had been found dead.

 

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