About 30 persons killed in series of attacks in Burkina Faso

More than 29 people have been killed in twin militant attacks in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, local media reported on Monday.

Both attacks took place in the southern province of Sanmatenga.

On Sunday, a van loaded with people and goods ran over a bomb, leading in 15 civilians being killed and six others being injured.

Meanwhile, when militants ambushed bicycle riders carrying food products, 14 persons were murdered about 50 kilometers away, the report said.

The government has vowed to take measures to prevent the recurrence of such attacks, stating that it has deployed military reinforcements.

Burkina Faso has faced a series of terrorist attacks since 2015, resulting in more than 500 deaths and 280,000 displaced persons.

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On August 19, in an assault on detachment of the military in Koutougou, Soum, 24 armed forces were murdered.

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