At least 10 Burkina Faso soldiers killed in militant attack

  • Monday 19, August 2019 11:30 PM
  • At least 10 Burkina Faso soldiers killed in militant attack
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Unidentified militants killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded many others in an attack on a military unit in northern Burkina Faso on Monday, the army said.
Burkina Faso has been overrun by violence this year that armed forces have been unable to contain. Hundreds of civilians have died and more than 150,000 have fled as the influence of terrorist groups with links to “al Qaeda” and “Daesh” spreads across the Sahel region.

Monday's attack occurred in the early hours of the morning in Koutougou in Soum province, an army statement said, without providing much further detail.