37 killed in Burkina Faso’s deadliest attack in five years Nov 08, 2019 0 1726 12345 AFPOuagadougouAn ambush on a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company in Burkina Faso killed 37 people on Wednesday, the deadliest attack in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African country.The impoverished and politically fragile Sahel country has been struggling to quell a rising jihadist revolt that has claimed hundreds of lives since early 2015.On Wednesday morning “unidentified armed individuals” ambushed five buses carrying local employees, contractors and suppliers of the Samafo mining company, said Saidou Sanou, the governor of the country’s Est Region.As well as the 37 civilians killed, 60 were wounded, he said.Mine owner Semafo Inc. said the five buses escorted by the military were approximately 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the Boungou gold mine in the Tapoa province when they were ambushed.A security source said “a military vehicle that was escorting the convoy hit an explosive device”.“Two buses carrying workers were then fired upon,” the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.Burkina Faso’s government said the gunmen had conducted a “complex attack”, adding that defence and security forces had launched a relief operation and were searching the area. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new stepback from deal Nov 08, 2019 0 184 Students take to Lebanon streets as protests grow Nov 08, 2019 0 149 Kuwaitis protest: New political crisis on the horizon? Nov 08, 2019 0 141 Ten Nigerian troops killed in militant ambush, say military sources Kano: At least 10 Nigerian soldiers have been killed and nine severely injured in an ambush by jihadists in restive northeast Nigeria, military sources said on Thursday. Another 12 soldiers were missing after a column of .. Congo’s ‘Terminator’ gets harshest ever ICC sentence The Hague: The International Criminal Court sentenced Congolese rebel chief Bosco “Terminator” Ntaganda to 30 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity on Thursday, the highest ever penalty issued by the .. 13 people killed in attack on northern Kenya villages Mombasa: Thirteen people were killed in northern Kenya during an armed attack on two villages, a senior government official told dpa on Wednesday. Marsabit County Commissioner Evans Achoki said that 10 people - .. Baghdadi’s wife revealed IS group secrets after capture AFP Istanbul The wife of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi revealed “a lot of information” about the jihadist group’s “inner workings” after she was captured last year, a Turkish official said. The .. Protest-hit Lebanon’s financial prosecutor orders graft probes Beirut: Lebanon’s financial prosecutor on Thursday ordered sweeping investigations into suspected corruption and waste of public funds by senior officials, the state National News Agency reported. The move comes as .. Iraqi protesters force key port to close, hours after it reopened DPA Basra Anti-government protests in Iraq forced a major trade port to close on Thursday, just a few hours after it reopened, according to witnesses. Earlier on Thursday, trucks loaded with goods began entering the port .. 6 killed in rebel attack in Yemen’s Mokha Abu Dhabi: Six people, including four civilians, were killed in an attack by Yemeni rebels on a military base in the Red Sea coastal town of Mokha, medical sources said on Thursday. The strike also damaged a hospital run by ..