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Burkina Faso Attack: Jihadists Kill 30 Near Border With Niger

Burkina Faso Ministry of defense has said that military has overpowered he al Qaeda-affiliated attackers.

Burkina Faso military during action
Burkina Faso military during action

KDRTV NEWS: At least 30 people have been killed by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso in the north of the country.

Authorities broke the sad news in the country.

Reports indicate that armed men targeted villages near the border with Niger on Wednesday before opening fire on security forces who responded to the attack.

The militants attacked the region at around midday, according to the Burkinabe defense ministry.

According to reports by Burkina Faso`s defense ministry said that 10 of the attackers were also neutralized.

So far, KDRTV has established that no one has claimed to be behind the attack; however, Islamists are active in the area.

Among the victims are 11 civilians and 15 soldiers, and four members of the government-backed civilian militia.

READ ALSO: At Least 130 Killed In Burkina Faso Attack

The statement for the defense ministry also affirmed that the military had taken control of the area.

KDRTV has established that Burkina Faso has recently faced spiraling attacks by militants affiliated with al Qaeda and the Islamic State, especially in West Africa`s Sahel region.

The attacks have led to thousands of deaths and displacement of millions in recent years across Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.

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