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15 killed in northern Burkina Faso attack


AFP Ouagadougou
Fifteen civilians were killed in northern Burkina Faso over the weekend, security and local sources said Monday, in the latest deadly attack as the impoverished West African country battles a jihadist revolt.
"The lifeless bodies of 11 people were found on Sunday morning on the road from Pobe-Mengao to Petelbongo... probably the bodies of those abducted the day before in Pobe-Mengao by an armed terrorist group," a security source said.
Four more bodies were found later, said a local source in the northern town of Djibo, 25 kilometres (15 miles) away from Pobe-Mengao.

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First Published: Oct 28 2019 | 6:00 PM IST

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