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Nine civilians killed in new attack in northern Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou: Nine people were killed in northern Burkina Faso late on Sunday, in the latest attack in a region struggling with a jihadist revolt, a security official said.
“Armed individuals carried out an attack on the village of Zoura, killing nine people, all of them civilians,” the source said on Monday.
A resident in the nearby town of Kongoussi said the assailants “arrived in the village before the start of curfew (at 6:30 pm) and opened fire shortly afterwards. They also ransacked a shop and made off with cattle.” “Not a day goes by without an gun attack, and the number of displaced people arriving in Kongoussi just keeps going up,” the resident said.
Zoura lies in Bam, one of a swathe of provinces in northern Burkina Faso that have been battling with a four-year-old wave of jihadist violence that came from neighbouring Mali. (AFP)

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