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  • Updated: August 10, 2022

15 Soldiers Killed, Dozens Injured In Two Bomb Blasts In Burkina Faso

Two bomb blasts went off in Burkina Faso on Tuesday, killing 15 soldiers and injuring several others.

The army general staff said that the twin blasts using improvised explosive devices occurred on the road from Bourzanga to Djibo in the Centre-North region.

The army's statement reads; "The toll for both incidents is 15 fallen soldiers and one wounded.

"One of the vehicles in the convoy, which was carrying troops, hit an explosive device near Namsiguia district in Bam province.

"While troops secured the area and tended to the victims, a second device was remotely detonated, causing many casualties."

In Burkina Faso, violence affiliated to al-Qaida and Daesh group has killed thousands of people and forced over 1.9 million more to flee their homes.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter and a column writer. He covers news on World, Diaspora and Health.

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