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Jihadists on motorbikes kill 35 civilians in Burkina Faso raid

Jihadists on motorbikes kill 35 civilians in Burkina Faso raid

Country: 
Burkina Faso
News Date: 
25/12/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

An attack by militants in northern o has killed 35 civilians, almost all of them women, the president said, one of the deadliest assaults in  in the West African nation.

Seven soldiers and 80 jihadists were also killed in the double attack on a military base and the town of Arbinda in Soum province. The morning raid was carried out by dozens of jihadists on motorbikes and lasted several hours before armed forces backed by the air force drove the militants back. The army said the attack was of a "rare intensity".