Burkina Faso army says five soldiers, 30 ‘terrorists’ killed in attack

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5 troopers and 30 “terrorists” had been killed in preventing in northern Burkina Faso after the suspected extremists attacked a army base in massive numbers on Saturday, the military mentioned.

Troops in Bourzanga, a city within the northern area which has been bearing the brunt of an extremist revolt, “vigorously retaliated towards an assault on its base on Saturday,” the military mentioned in a press release.

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The attackers had been “terrorists who got here in very massive numbers” and closely armed, the assertion added.

5 troopers had been killed within the preventing and 10 others had been injured.

“The provisional toll is not less than 30 terrorists killed,” with others wounded, the army headquarters mentioned, stressing that the enemy “needed to retreat within the face of the firepower” of the troops on the bottom and the intervention of the air power.

Among the attackers merged with the civilian inhabitants to flee the army, forsaking weapons, bikes and communications gear.

Burkina Faso troops additionally seized an armored automobile and armed pickup vehicles utilized by the attackers, in response to the assertion.

Burkina Faso has been battered by extremist raids since 2015, with actions linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS terror group.

Greater than 2,000 folks have been killed and 1.8 million displaced.

On Thursday, 11 troopers had been killed in a suspected extremist assault in jap Burkina Faso.

The brand new head of state, Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, says he has made the safety disaster his “precedence.”

Damiba overthrew elected president Roch Marc Christian Kabore in January, accusing him of being ineffective within the face of extremist violence.

After a relative lull when Damiba took energy, a surge in assaults has claimed virtually 200 lives.

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