Mlilitants killed 36 civilians in northern Burkina Faso village attacks Jan 23, 2020 0 416 12345 Ouagadougou: Militants killed 36 civilians when they attacked villages in northern Burkina Faso, the government said on Tuesday, appealing for local volunteers to bolster its fight against jihadists.A “terrorist group” killed 32 civilians when they attacked and burned the market in Nagraogo village before killing four more people in Alamou village on Monday, the government said. Three other people were wounded in the attacks, it added.“The Burkina government has learned with consternation and anger of the deaths of 36 Burkinabe in Sanmatenga province, after a terrorist attack,” communications minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said. Hundreds of people have fled the area and taken refuge in the city of Kaya, in Sanmatenga province, according to residents contacted by AFP. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore announced a two-day period of mourning, for Wednesday and Thursday, during which flags will be flown at half-mast and festivals will be prohibited. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Lebanon faces economic ‘catastrophe’, says PM Jan 23, 2020 0 109 Iraq Sunni leaders spooked by possible US troop pullout Jan 23, 2020 0 159 Rockets target Libya airport ahead of regional peace talks Jan 23, 2020 0 105 Two Mali soldiers killed, two wounded in roadside bomb attack Bamako: Two Malian soldiers were killed and two were wounded by a roadside bomb, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit volatile central Mali. The soldiers were travelling to the town of .. Seven Nigerian troops killed in militant attack: Military sources Kano: Seven soldiers were killed on Tuesday when Islamic State-affiliated jihadists attacked a military position in northeastern Nigeria, two military sources told AFP. Fighters in several trucks fitted with .. Haftar the ‘only problem’ thwarting Libya peace: Turkey AFP Davos, Switzerland Turkey said on Wednesday Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar is the only obstacle to a peace deal for the North African country, defending Ankara’s controversial cooperation with Moscow to .. Gunmen kill Iranian militia commander Tehran: A commander of Iran’s Basij militia was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Wednesday in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, state news agency IRNA reported. Abdolhossein Mojadami was killed by “two .. Trump agrees US-Iraq ‘security partnership’ AFP Davos, Switzerland President Donald Trump and his Iraqi counterpart Barham Saleh agreed on Wednesday on the need for a continued US military role in the country, the White House said. The two leaders met in Davos, .. Lebanese PM pledges to restore confidence as protesters, police clash Beirut: Anti-government demonstrators clashed with police near the parliament building in central Beirut on Wednesday, witnesses said. The protesters hurled stones at the anti-riot police, who responded ..