Nine civilians killed in new attack in northern Burkina Faso Oct 22, 2019 0 1051 12345 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) Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Thousands of Sudanese call for dissolving ousted president Bashir’s party Oct 22, 2019 0 68 Lebanon announces economic reforms on fifth day of protests Oct 22, 2019 0 61 Turkey outlines ‘safe zone’ plan ahead of key deadline Oct 22, 2019 0 63 Sudan agrees to aid, truce, in peace talks with rebels AFP Juba Sudan’s government agreed on Monday to allow humanitarian relief to war-torn parts of the country and renewed a ceasefire pact with major rebel groups at peace talks in South Sudan. Officials from all sides said .. Three Iraqis go on trial in Hamburg for planning terrorist attack Hamburg: Three Iraqis went on trial in the northern German city of Hamburg on Monday in connection with the preparation of a serious attack that threatened the state and of illegally handling explosive substances. Two of .. Turkish bases in Syria ‘unacceptable’, says Iran Tehran: Iran on Monday denounced as “unacceptable” any move by Turkey to establish military bases in Syria, saying such a step would face opposition from the Islamic republic and other countries. Iran’s foreign ..